Purebred? Sure!

Dreamin’ of a pawticular pup like this Corgi cutie? 20-30% of dogs in shelters are purebred! There are incredible breed-specific rescues everywhere– a quick Google search will help you dig for what you need. (source: Barkpost)

And all that moolah!

It costs taxpayers roughly 2 BILLION bones a year to round up, shelter and euthanize homeless animals. Wouldn’t you rather pay that tab with love and belly scratches? (source: Barkpost)

Young Love

Gotta case of puppy love? The average age of animals entering shelters is 18 months… still pawfectly puppyish if that’s what you’re after! (source: Barkpost)

Stress less, human!

Science shows that dog owners are less stressed thanks to hormonal and chemical changes that occur from spending time with their pups! All the more reason to snuggle a shelter buddy. (source: Barkpost)

And most are really healthy!

Does the thought of high medical bills make you paws when it comes to shelter dogs? Well, a whopping 90% of animal entering the shelter system are healthy and ready-to-adopt! (source: Barkpost)

Your dog could be famous!

Your pup could be the next rags-to-riches story! Instagram cutie Tuna started out on the wrong side of the tracks, but now he’s made good to the tune of 700K followers and is doing good for other pups thanks his fame. (source: Barkpost)

Dogs are good for your health!

Did you know adopting a pup can help you lose weight? Dog owners are more active than their pet-less counterparts. (Sneaking in exercise through walks and fetch doesn’t hurt, either!) (source: Barkpost)

You could find your BFF!

5 to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. That’s SO many chances for you to find a best friend!

Pet stores actually support puppy mills!

Unfortunately, most pet stores get their cuties from puppy mills. Adopting ensures you aren’t supporting this practice. (source: Barkpost)

Not all dogs get a home.

1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home. That statistic stinks like poo, if ya ask us! (source: Barkpost)