Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened: Anatole France
Every year, of the approximately 6.5 million companion animals entering animal shelters in the United States, 1.5 million are euthanized. The number of euthanized animals could be reduced if more people start adopting pets instead of buying them.
Adopting a pet will not only save a life but will also give a homeless animal a forever home.
Adopt Not Shop
Help stop cruelty in breeding mills
When you buy an animal, you’re supporting cruel breeding mills. These mills mass-produce animals as if they were products. They put profit above the welfare of animals.
They house animals in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care.
Every dollar spent at pet stores means you are indirectly contributing to more animal suffering. When you buy one pet from the shop, one more animal is bred. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren’t giving them a dime.
Save two lives
By adopting from an animal shelter you will help save two lives, the pet you adopt, and a homeless animal somewhere who can be rescued because of the space you helped free up.
Adopting will cost you less!
Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is less expensive than buying a pet from a pet shop. Cost of spay/neuter, first vaccinations and sometimes even microchipping is included in the adoption price.
If you are looking to adopt a furry bundle of joy but not sure where to get started. Well, look no further than the smartphone in your hands!
With the advent of digital technologies, such as mobile applications, finding a perfect animal to adopt is no more complicated. Pet adoption apps have made adoption easier and less time-consuming.
Pet adoption app | Find your new best friend
1. Pets Adoption: Adopt dog, cat, or post for adoption
- Pet adoption app includes various breeds of dogs that you can get right from the previous owners or from shelters.
- Each pet has a profile, with pictures, and a brief description.
- Allows you to bookmark the pets you liked and share their profile via Facebook and other social media.
- The app also includes a feature to create a post for adoption.
Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans: Robert Wagner
2. LikeThat Pets: Image recognition technology to find your pet
- This free app is similar to clothes finder apps that use image recognition software.
- Click and upload a picture of the pet you like, and the app will generate a list of similar pets that are up for adoption.
- LikeThat Pets also allows you to use pictures from its huge sample gallery.
Even if you don’t have a specific animal you love, you can still browse sample pictures to find your perfect match.
According to a report, 34% of dogs in the United States are purchased from breeders, while 23% of dogs and 31% of cats are obtained from an animal shelter.
3. BarkBuddy: Tinder to match humans for pets
- Barkbuddy is a free smartphone app that aims to pair humans with their perfect pet.
- After registering, users list their preferences for a companion animal (size, age, gender, etc). Barkbuddy then generates a list of matches located in shelters near the user.
- Just like Tinder, you can swipe right for dogs you love and swipe left to pass.
Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever: Karen Davison
4. AllPaws: Find your perfect match
- AllPaws features over 200,000 dogs and cats available for adoption.
- It lets you filter your search by a number of variables such as location, breed, size, whether the pet has been neutered and vaccinated, etc.
- The app also has a Pet of the Day notification, allowing you to share photos on Facebook and Twitter.
You can’t change a dog’s past but you can definitely change his future.
5. Adopets: 250+ thousand pets to adopt
- Adopets! Find any kind of pets: Cats, dogs, birds, and even rabbits and horses.
- You can also find the most diverse breeds of dogs here: Boxer, Poodle, Pug, Beagle, Shepherd, Mutt, Pitbull, Spaniel.
- The app has simplified the adoption process. You will not find complicated forms and documents, all the process is built in the app and it is as easy as never before.
According to journalist and the author of Little Boy Blue, Kim Kavin: Rescuing a shelter dog is the educated “thing to do” in more affluent areas.
The love you receive from animals is unconditional. Whether you buy a pet or adopt an abandoned one, the degree of love will be the same.
So, now if you want to welcome a pet in your life, you know where to search!