Thinking of adding a pet to your family? Here are five reasons to adopt your new best friend.
1. If you adopt, you'll save a life
Around 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States each year, simply because too many people give up their pets and too few people adopt from shelters. Many shelters are at capacity, and staff members sometimes need to make very hard decisions to euthanize animals that haven't been adopted.