The Joy of Adopting a Pet

girl adopting kitten.

If you happen to Google “pet adoption stories,” be prepared to feel both inspired and uplifted. It’s no secret that people love animals, but it’s possible that a great matchmaking story holds the same power over us. If you’re like other animal lovers, you might get all gooey at the sight of a happy cat or dog. What if this could be you? Whether you’re a newbie or an experienced pet owner, the joy of pet adoption is unlike any other. 


The Best Pets for Kids

A young girl hugs her dog.

Children and cuddly critters go together like peanut butter and jelly, which is why many kids plead with their parents for a pet to call their own. Having to provide plenty of TLC to a beloved pet teaches responsibility, compassion, and empathy, plus, if you choose pet adoption from a local shelter, your child learns the value of helping a pet in need.