Paws with a Cause: Give the Gift of Animal Adoption

Did you ever receive a pet for Christmas? Perhaps you wondered groggily into the living room, but quickly spurred to life when you realized there was a puppy under the tree? Adding a pet to your family will bring joy to everyone’s heart! Many will be searching for the perfect Christmas present this weekend.  Adopting a pet could be the best gift you’ve ever given or received!

Are you ready to adopt a pet into your home? There are several things to consider before adding a pet to your family. Will you have the time it takes to dedicate to a pet?  Both cats and dogs need exercise and attention.  Does your lifestyle allow you to be at home enough to train and love on your new pet?  If you will be adopting a dog, there are many breeds to choose from.  Each pet has their own temperament and unique personality.  Have you considered which breed will best match your lifestyle?  Perhaps you need an energetic breed that can run with you each morning.  Or maybe a hypoallergenic breed if you have a family member with allergies.  It is important to know what kind of pet is right for you before you adopt.  Another important factor to consider is commitment.  Can you make a long term commitment to your new pet, for the remainder of its life?  What about the financial commitment it takes to provide for your pet? The decision to adopt a pet should not be taken lightly.

If your family is ready to adopt a pet, you have a lot of great options in the Louisville area! Animal House Adoption Center is operated by Louisville Metro.  This new center is the fruit of 15 years of fundraising and a great addition to our city.  Staff members offer screenings to insure you adopt the perfect fit for your family, whether dog, cat, reptile or bird.  You can see a list of animals they have to adopt online or contact Animal House directly at (502)-473-7387.  Animal House is located at 3516 Newburg Rd., Louisville, KY 40218.

The Kentucky Humane Society is also a great resource for adopting a new pet.  KHS is the oldest and largest animal warfare agency in the state of Kentucky.  KHS offers nine different adoption sites in the Louisville area.  They have two main locations, as well as seven centers inside local Feeder’s Supply stores.  To learn more about adopting a pet from KHS click here. You can contact KHS at (502)-366-3355, or by visiting their main location at 241 Steedly Dr., Louisville, KY 40214 between 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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