Tomorrow is the 6 year anniversary of my adopting Hewitt. You can learn more about the whole adoption story here. At least once a year I like to blog about the benefits of adopting a pet versus buying a pet from a breeder. There are, literally, thousands of homeless animals in the United States. Breeders continue to breed puppies (some of them in less-than-ideal conditions) even though so many of them still haven't found homes yet.* It's sad, really.
However, I think most people understand the concept of adopting an animal, so I won't waste this post on explaining it. I do want to use this post, however, to explain some of the myths of animal adoption. Now, I'm referring in the below to dogs...because I adopted a dog (and am allergic to cats) but it could apply to cats, horses, birds, pigs, rabbits, etc. There are so many animals waiting to be adopted!