Adopting vs Buying

Adopting vs Buying

ANIMALS & LIFESTYLE

Adopting vs Buying A Pet

Introduction

Pets are an integral part of our families. They serve as great companions and provide immense joy to the entire family. You can get a new pet either by buying from a breeder or by adopting pets. The current article takes a look at the pros and cons of each.

Buying a Pet

Buying a pet from a breeder can be a good way to add a pet to your family. You know what you are getting as you have a good idea of the breed and lineage of the pet. You know how the pet will look as you will know about their parents beforehand. Buying a pet from a breeder will also mean that the pet will come socialized and will be comfortable in your house. The pet comes with no previous experience so you can mold them the way you prefer. Good breeders also provide genetic testing of the pet which ensures that they will not develop any inherited diseases later.

Adopting a Pet

Adopting from a shelter home not only gets a you a great companion, but you also save the life of the rescued pet by adopting it. Most shelter pets are adults and have their vaccinations up to date. Adopting from shelter homes is much cheaper compared to buying pets from a breeder. Most of the pets in the shelter home have already had their basic training saving you the time to train them again. The shelter homes can also take the pet back if you find that it is not a good match for you.

You may not be able to know the exact breed of your pet while adopting from shelter homes. Some pets may have had a traumatic past and you are not sure how they will behave. You need to show more patience with adopted pets to bring them out of their shell and get them to gel with you.

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