Benefits of Animal Adoption

The Benefits of Animal Adoption

Thinking of adopting a pet this National Pet Adoption Day? Here’s why choosing to adopt an older pet is a great choice for you and your family!

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Adding a furry family member to your household has many benefits. From lowering blood pressure and reducing your stress levels, to the extra encouragement for daily exercise; owning a pet can help us stay happy and healthy.

Traditionally, deciding to become a pet parent would have meant beginning the search for a litter of puppies or kittens. More recently however it has become popular to adopt a pet who may have experienced a hiccup in life, and in some cases found themselves a wee bit older, looking for their forever home.

Dogs and cats of all ages find themselves available for adoption every day, making the choice to adopt your next pet so important.

PETstock and PetRescue are dedicated to helping these pets find new homes, and families to love and care for them for life.

Adoption is like eating your favourite food: you know what you’re getting.

When you decide you’re ready to adopt a pet from a rescue group or shelter, you’ll be provided with the pet’s profile, listing each detail of their personality, age, special needs, temperament, etc. You really get to know your pet even before you’ve brought them home.

This is great for families who have children or other pets as the rescue group or shelter will be able to let you know if your new-found friend will be suitable for your home and your lifestyle to help avoid potential issues.

In many cases pets available for adoption will have been living with a foster parent or family where they will have been exposed to different situations and begun or continued their training.


Think beyond a puppy or kitten. Learn more about the benefits of adopting an older pet.

Your adopted buddy won’t cost you an arm and leg.

While your adopted mate won’t cost you the earth, it is important to remember that all rescue pets do come with an adoption fee.

This is due to the extensive vet work organised by the rescue group or shelter before your new buddy becomes available for adoption, including:

  • De-sexing
  • Vaccinations
  • Microchipping
  • Flea and worm treatments
  • Behavioral testing

Remember, these are things which are not usually included when you purchase a puppy or kitten, so you’ll need to spend valuable time (and money!) organising all your young buddy’s vet work yourself.

Ensure you consider the adoption fee in your budget when choosing your new buddy.

Your kids will adore a rescue pet!

Introducing a pet into your home will show unconditional love that only an animal can bring but it will also teach children valuable life lessons by taking responsibility for the care of their new family member. Simple tasks like feeding the dog or changing the cat’s litter tray is a great way to get your kids involved in running the household.

You’ll feel good about giving a pet in need a good home.

When you adopt, you’re providing a loving pet with a chance at a new life. You’ll have found a buddy that suits you and your lifestyle and they’ll thank you every day with endless love and affection!

Need we say more? There are loads of reasons why adopting a pet is a great choice for you and the pet. Join us on National Pet Adoption Day on Sunday 5th February to find your new family member, or start your search today by visiting

Good luck!

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