Shelters have lovable dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages. Your chances of finding a wonderful companion who matches your lifestyle and family are excellent! About 25% of shelter dogs are purebred. The rest make up the best selection anywhere of unique, one‐of‐a‐kind mixed breeds, many of whom have already lived with families and have the basic social skills they need to become an enjoyable part of your household.
One of the best parts of adopting a shelter dog are that you are giving a deserving animal a new home and you are saving a life. It feels really good to help an animal in need, but there’s more: your adoption fee benefits other animals as well! By adopting a shelter dog, you are supporting the shelter’s good work in your community and helping to care for many homeless pets. Having a dog has scientifically proven health benefits, like lowering anxiety, warding off depression and lowering blood pressure.
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