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Don’t Shop! Adopt!


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Do you love animals? Would you love to have a pet of your own? Do not go to a pet store to buy a pet. Go to a shelter.

Pet stores and pet shelters may seem like just a place to buy a dog. But they are more than that. When you buy a dog from a store, you are supporting puppy mills.

Puppy mills are cruel places that breed dogs. The puppies are sold to pet stores. There are too many unwanted dogs, but people are constantly breeding more of them.  Don’t shop. Adopt.

Pet shelters are opposite. They find animals people can either no longer take care of or animals people have abandoned. Shelters are places that love the animals they take care of.

Shelters take animals of all ages, and, unlike puppy mills, they take care of the animals properly. Make the right choice.

If you want to go to a shelter, I know one that is perfect: Bobbi and the Strays is a dog and cat shelter. You can volunteer, donate, or participate in one of their fundraisers.

You can do many things to volunteer. You can clean the dogs’ cages, walk the dogs, or even read books to the cats. To find out more, visit http://www.bobbiandthestrays.org/how-to-help-2/volunteer

Please, don’t shop. Adopt!

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7 Responses to “Don’t Shop! Adopt!”

  1. Vijay Singh on November 28th, 2017 1:09 pm

    I love your article. I just don’t appreciate it if people are being cruel to animals, because I want a pet myself. Now I really want to get out there and help some animals!

  2. Brian Cole on November 28th, 2017 1:11 pm

    I agree with you because what puppy mills are doing is so sad. At first I didn’t know about this until I read this.

  3. Alexa Joy Kosinski on November 29th, 2017 1:08 pm

    We have 8 pets, and all of them are adopted, and we’re thinking about adopting a dog! My family and I would go to a shelter, but they’re just to sad and if we go we’ll end up with a million dogs! I agree, you should adopt, not shop! Puppy Mills are so sad! How can anyone treat an adorable, puppy that way! I also love your article! I hope one day Puppy Mills stop, or treat the dogs better!

  4. Anthony Bilello on November 29th, 2017 1:21 pm

    I love cats and dogs so to hear puppies and kittens are being hurt makes me sad.I have a dog named Teddy and a cat named Peaches so i love pets sorry if i wasted your time.

  5. Elijah Rivette on November 29th, 2017 1:31 pm

    I’ve always loved dogs and I always ask my mom and dad for one. Unfortunately, I still don’t have one!

  6. Casey Morton on November 29th, 2017 1:32 pm

    I like this article because I love animals I have a dog named Angus he is a Bull Mastiff. He is three years old we got him from a breeder in Pennsylvania. This is why I like this article.

  7. Avani Prabhudesai on November 29th, 2017 1:34 pm

    I LOVE your post! Don’t shop ! Adopt! I like that you or if you worked with someone you guys care about nature / animals so much. Now I know that if I ever get a dog I’ll will try to get one from a pet shelter!

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