5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Adopting a Pet

You will save a Precious Life 

Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States. If you adopt a loving pet from a shelter, you’re helping us reduce this number.

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-style breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Animals from puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviorally troubled.

Puppy mills will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren’t giving them a dime.

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 stray, abused and lost animals.

You Might Get a “Trained Pet”

Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move or a divorce, not because the animals did anything wrong. 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

When you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations (and sometimes even microchipping!) is included in the adoption price.  Depending on the animal, you may also save on housebreaking and training expenses.

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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