When I look at my family portrait, I see my husband, our beautiful daughter and our handsome “little boy” Puffy. Puffy is our family pet. Pet is such a bland title to give to such an amazing part of our lives. Puffy is a part of our family. I was never an animal lover really. To be honest, when I was growing up, my mom would not allow us to have an animal.
On the other hand, my husband grew up with lots of pets. He had dogs and cats and even birds. His precious little cat Urda, a rescued cat, lived till she was 15! He loved Urda so much. Urda was his best friend. (He had her since he was 5 years old.) Back then, I would stare at him while trying to imagine how he could love her so much and vise versa. Although loving an animal was somewhat foreign to me, I was completely open to welcoming a pet into our home and I don’t regret that decision for a second.
Puffy changed our lives forever and for the better. He encourages me to take walks, to run, to laugh. As he grows, we grow. How? We fell in love him effortlessly. His personality won us over from day one. I learned to love on a new level. He’s always there when everyone else is gone. He’s my little furry son! Who would’ve thought, me, a doggie lover?
Save a life. Adopt A Pet.
If you’re thinking about adopting a pet, I say go for it but I must encourage one very important thing. Adopt. It means so much more then buying an animal from a breeder or pet shop. When you adopt a pet, you’re saving his or her life. You’ll be giving it the home and the love it deserves. There are so many animals that are abused and neglected that need that little place in your heart to open up to them. Believe me, you have nothing to lose.
Adopting is easy and affordable.
Learn about the organizations that are in your neighborhood! Adoptions range anywhere from $25 – $150. The “Find A Shelter” feature, is a searchable database powered by PetFinder that allows for you to find an animal shelter or adoption organization in your area. Simply enter your zip code and you’re that much closer to finding the perfect pet for you. I entered my zip and found over 10 organization in my area alone.
Caring For A Pet
Bringing a pet home is a big decision. The Shelter Pet Project site has answers to those frequently asked questions about healthcare, training and behavior amd other dog and cat issues.
Visit The Shelter Pet Project and let them help you find your new best friend.
The Shelter Pet Project site can guide you in finding the right organization nearest and most accomodating to you. Watch others tell their adoption stories on Youtube. Don’t forget to connect to this great cause on Twitter and Facebook.