Adopt an older pet from an animal shelter and give them a chance at a happy life.
Why adopt an older pet?
It’s cheaper. Generally puppies and kittens need more visits to the vet, lots of vaccinations and possibly surgery for neutering. Older pets adopted from a shelter will be up to date with vaccinations and only need an annual check-up.
It’s easier, as older animals are probably housebroken, which means you don’t have to clean up after them.
It’s the humane option, because adopting an older dog means you are saving a life.
Six things to consider before adopting a dog
What breed of dog suits your family?
Do you have enough space for a dog?
Who will walk the dog?
Are you or your parents prepared for the expenses that go with caring for a dog?
It’s best to neuter male dogs. They live longer and are less aggressive if you do.
Adopting a dog is like adding another member to your family. Are you ready?
Visit www.nspca.co.za for contact details of the nearest SPCA shelter in your area.