There are dozens and dozens of homeless little Morkies across America listed every day. The question is,
How do I find one?
If you’ve decided to adopt/rescue rather than buy, kudos to you! You’re saving a life, that will repay you countless ways.
Start your search by looking online – google
Your state or province small dog rescue
That should get you lots of results.
Or visit the two big sites for adopton, Petango.com and Petco.com
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Partnered with thousands of animal welfare organizations across the U.S. and Canada,
Petco.com is the non-profit arm of the giant retailer “Think Adoption First” is a company philosophy and program, which encourages pet adoption rather than the purchase of companion animals whenever possible.
run by the Petco Foundation as a not-for-profit arm of the giant retailer.
pay the adoption fee (average range is $25 to $125), and get copies of the pet’s vaccination records and sterilization certificate so you can get him licensed.
Shelter vs Rescue
Some of the advantages of adopting from a shelter are you might be able to see many pets for adoption all at once at their facility. Many shelters have a very easy or no screening process, and will let you take home whatever pet you want the same day. Adoption fees are often lower than a rescue’s, but you may need to pay for additional vet care after adopting.
Some of the advantages of adopting from a rescue are they often know a lot about each of the pets in their care, since the pets may be in foster homes. A rescue might have a more involved screening process, which can take more time, but can help you adopt a pet that is more likely to be an easier match for your home. Adoption fees are often higher than a shelter, but often include vet care that would cost more if you paid the vet yourself.
We hope this overview and these examples help you better understand how you can adopt a pet. If you’re ready to start looking for a pet to adopt, click on the “Find A Pet” menu above to search for dogs for adoption, cats for adoption, or other pets for adoption like rabbits, horses, and more.
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