There are many good reasons why adopting is better than buying a pet. Here are a few of them:
Buying a pet from a breeder can cost anywhere from $500-$1000. The adoption fees at Abby's are much lower.
A study by The Institute of Canine Biology found that purebreds are at a higher risk of developing genetic disorders compared to mixed breeds. Many times purebred dogs are breed with related dogs increasing the chances of offsprings developing genetic disorders.
When You Adopt a Pet Your Saving A Life:
Many times when you buy a pet you are supporting an industry that flourishes on short changing the welfare of pets. Puppy and kitten mills are in business to make a profit so they breed dogs and cats as much as they can. Each year millions of pets are euthanized in the United States. Too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adopting when looking for a pet.
You'll Get Just As Much Love (Or More):
Many times shelter pets have not had the opportunity to live in a loving home as they may have been abused or found on the streets. When you adopt a pet you allow them experience what having a family is. They will repay you with unconditional love throughout their entire lives.