5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Adopting a Pet

You will save a Precious Life 

Every day, dogs and cats are killed in our nations shelters simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. By adopting a pet from a shelter or rescue, you are truly saving their life!

You join the cause of fighting the puppy mills

When you shop for a dog,  there is a 70% chance that it’s from a puppy mill.

Puppy mills are “factory farms” for dogs and cats. Dogs and cats live in small cages, often only six inches larger than the dog on all sides, and are bred as frequently as possible.

Puppy mills will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. When you choose to adopt a pet instead of buy one, you can not only find adorable, unique, fun, sweet dogs and cats at local shelters and animal rescue groups, but you also become part of the solution to the homeless pet problem.

Adoption helps more than just one animal

When you adopt a new pet, you are not just helping the one you have adopted but you also end up making room for another pet in the shelter. Every year overburdened animal shelters take in millions of pets, they need your help to reduce this number by adopting.

You Might Get a “Trained Pet”

According to Best Friends Animal Society the most common reasons pets end up in shelters are

  • Moving
  • Divorce
  • People losing a home or job
  • Unplanned litters due to pets not being spayed or neutered
  • People feeling they no longer have enough time or desire to properly care for a pet

Many are already house-trained and are used to living with families. So, chances are that your new loving family member will be already trained!

You will End Up Saving Money

One great reason for adopting a pet instead of buying one is that, typically, pets for adoption from shelters and rescue groups are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Those services can cost hundreds of dollars, and when you adopt a pet, you not only save a life, you save a lot of money.

Be Part of the Solution 

You can make a difference for dogs and cats in your own community and nationwide, no matter where you live.  FOSTER, ADOPT, VOLUNTEER, OR DONATE to you local shelter or rescue today!

Dog Is My CoPilot saves the lives of thousands of shelter pets and optimizes their likelihood of finding “furever” homes by flying them from overcrowded facilities where they’re in danger of being euthanized because of lack of space to locations with animal rescue organizations that have more space and a greater pool of adoptive homes. By flying animals out of these areas, not only are the animal passengers saved, but DIMC creates more space in the shelters for animals who would otherwise have been euthanized. 

 If you have any questions about pet adoption or how do we fly them safely, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at flightupdates@dogcopilot.org

2 replies
  1. Shaylee Packer
    Shaylee Packer says:

    I never thought of the fact that when you adopt a pet, you actually save two animals by creating space for another one in the shelter. My kids have been begging to get a dog for awhile now. Maybe it would be a good idea to go check out an adoption place, and see what the options are.


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