If you are considering getting a new pet and are certain that you want one, the next step is to find a place to get your pet. There are Singapore pet shops, but there are also many pet shelters in Singapore. Be it a dog or a cat, an animal shelter is a great place to find a new furry friend and here are just a few reasons why!Save lives
Unfortunately, shelters just don’t have enough space for the number of pets that need a home. To make room, older pets sometimes have to be euthanized. When you adopt, you not only give one pet a great life, but you also free up one more spot for the shelter or rescue to bring in another pet.A known personality
Caretakers and volunteers at shelters interact with the animals daily, and they get to know the pets’ personalities well. Depending on your own personality and lifestyle, some pets may suit you better than others. For example, a hyperactive dog or moody cat may not be the best for someone who is constantly working in the office and has not a lot of time to play with their pet. Check with the caretakers on the personalities and history of the pets at the shelter before coming to a decision on which to adopt.Senior companionship
Older animals tend to be calmer in nature, and there are plenty of these at pet shelters and rescues, which would make ideal pets for senior adults who are looking for company without an active kitten or puppy to look after. Once again, seek advice from the shelter staff and give yourself time to meet and interact with the animals before deciding on a pet.Financial aspects
Adopting a pet is relatively more affordable than purchasing one from a pet store in Singapore. Furthermore, the pet usually comes spayed or neutered, already has a microchip and kept up to date on vaccines. Sometimes, shelters get insurance for the animals and pass it along to new owners along with a collar and some pet food.
All pets deserve a great life, and sometimes, we are the only ones able to give them that! By turning to your local animal shelter for a pet, you will be giving these animals a second chance at life, which is something they will be eternally grateful for – and you’ll soon realize you would be too!