Adopt A Pet
Adopt A Pet
There are a lot of people out there that advocate finding a new animal companion from a breeder. The animal breeding industry in New Mexico is developed and complex, and you can find just about any pet you’re interested in.
Advantages of getting a new pet from a breeder include knowing the animal’s history (both bloodline and social), being able to identify their future physical characteristics and behavior patterns with some degree of certainty, and being able to enter the animal in contests and pageants. Pedigree pets are often quite expensive to acquire, to upkeep (they often require special grooming), and if they become ill or injured.
It is for all these reasons that the option of a rescue pet in New Mexico is appealing.
With a rescue pet, you are saving a life. There is an endless supply of cats, dogs, birds, bunnies, and more in your local animal shelter. Though one adoption will not change this fact, one adoption will completely change your new friend’s entire life. As such, if you are looking for a companion to stick by your side, a rescue pet is the perfect choice. They are generally truly appreciative of what you have done.
Rescue pets tend to have less health issues than those with pedigrees. Because of over-breeding and general genetic manipulation, pedigree pets have many “engineered” characteristics – all at the cost of many of their natural immunities and strategic physical capabilities. Because most rescue pets have not been leached of their genetic material, they are generally heartier.
With a rescue pet you are also saving a second life, the life of the animal that takes your new friend’s place in the shelter. There is an endless parade of animals who were strays, surrendered, or simply abandoned. When you take in one rescue pet, you open the door for another animal that needs assistance.
Though there certainly are reasons people opt for a pedigree pet, unless you have a special interest or need, consider adopting from your local New Mexico animal shelter. It is a decision you will not regret.