Green Pet Care -- Adoption
Tip #3: Adopt Responsibly
Animal shelters have seen a spike in the number of pets being abandoned and given up for adoption in recent weeks as a result of shrinking household budgets. In what's been called the "foreclosure pet" phenomenon some pets have even been found abandoned inside foreclosed homes.
These dumped pups and cats need homes, so if you're prepared for the long-term physical, emotional, and economic implications of pet ownership, opt for adoption. For a list of local adoption sites, visit Pets 911.
Share your stories: Have you ever adopted a pet? What do you think potential pet owners should know before adopting?