Benefits of Adopting a Pet

An average of 2.7 million pets are euthanized in the US. Save the life of an animal in Maui and enjoy the benefits of having a loving pet in your home.

Many people who think of pet adoption don’t know that most dogs and cats in Maui taken into animal shelters each year end up homeless through no fault of their own. According to the top reasons people give up their pets are ‘moving’ and ‘landlord restrictions’,  Maui animal adoption centers full of beautiful and loving pets. The majority of these adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and quite regularly trained. Most of the people who intend to bring a pet to their homes have misconceptions about adopting pets, or they just simply don’t have it in their minds as an option. These are some of the benefits and reasons of why adopting a pet should be your first option:

You’ll be saving the life of a beautiful animal and making a difference

When you choose to adopt, you decide to save a loving animal by making them part of your family, and consequently, you also open up shelter space for another pet who might need it.

Every year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in animal shelters in the United States and Maui is part of this statistic. The amount of homeless pets is simply bigger than the number of people who decide to adopt a loving animal. Approximately 29 million people in the country intend to bring a pet to their families within the next year, if only 1 out of 10 people chose for adoption instead of buying, all the cats and dogs would have caring homes and owners to love!

You’ll get a great pet and you will save money

The main reasons pets end up in animal shelters in Maui are human problems that have nothing to do with the behavior or health of the pets. Some of these reasons are divorces, moving, landlord restrictions, or owner’s inability to take care of them. The Maui Humane Society’s staff is well trained to help you find the best match for you, and their pet adoption center is full of happy, healthy and home ready dogs and cats who are eager to love a family.

You will save money on the purchase price if compared to puppy mills retail prices. You can get a new pet from $5 to $135, from mice, turtles, cats, dogs, newborn puppies and kittens to guinea pigs, birds, and Potbelly pigs. What is more, these adoption fees already include spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchip, 2-week healthcare plan, access to education material, county license for dogs, and a free comprehensive and individualized veterinary exam from At Home Animal Hospital.

You’ll feel amazingly rewarded and you will help more than one animal

If you adopt a mature pet you will be giving that animal one more chance to love a second family in her life, besides most mature pets are already home trained, which will make it easier to introduce them to your family. If you adopt a puppy from an animal shelter like the MHS, you will fight puppy mills, which are factory-style breeding facilities that house them in poor conditions with improper medical care, and sometimes mistreat them like a product with a number. Many pet stores, online sellers or flea markets carry puppy mill manufactured puppies without even knowing it or doing it through deceptive techniques. You can help reduce or eliminate these practices by getting a new pet through adoption instead of buying.

In addition, when you adopt a pet through an animal shelter you open up space so another animal in need can be taken care off. Besides, you will be teaching great social behavior to your kids and the feeling of knowing that you helped not only one animal but many is fantastic! Make sure to post a selfie on our Facebook page and let the well-earned likes roll in!

Where to look for adoptable pets in Maui

Looking for a pet to adopt has never been easier than now. The Maui Humane Society and The Shelter Pet Project make it easy for you to look for a pet to adopt, visit the following links for finding adoptable pets in Maui and for more useful information on how to adopt a pet and receive a free comprehensive veterinary exam.

Pets for Adoption at The MHS – Available Local Pets
The Shelter Project – Local and National Search
Pet Adoption Resources – Information page on adopting a pet in Maui

At Home Animal Hospital is a proud Top Dog sponsor in the Aloha Animal Program and the Pet Adoption Program of The Maui Humane Society. We are happy to provide a Free First Medical Exam to any pets adopted from the MHS within 30 days of their adoption. If you feel that this article can be helpful to more people in Maui and you would like to help a homeless animal in need, please help us share it through social media.

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