Day 27 – Adopting a Furry Friend

I’ve never been a “pet” person per se. I had a German Shepherd (Freedom) as a teen and inherited by daughters kitty (Simba) for a year or so as an old guy. However, I’ve observed the love and devotion poured upon many a pet in my time. I’ve seen much joy and companionship provided by said pets to their owners. To be needed and unconditionally loved by a furry friend is a particular treasure.

WIKI: Sixty-eight percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet. There are approximately 86.4 million pet cats and approximately 78.2 million pet dogs. In 2013, pets outnumbered children four to one in the United States. CDC: Studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to their owners. 

There are a number of great pet adoption agencies. lists nine suggestions along with handy guidance in picking the right pet for you/your family. I like the Petsmart Charities for their user friendly interface and search features. Charity Navigator rates it four stars with an overall score of 95.95 out of 100. They have 100% for financial accountability and transparency.  The President of the Charity serves gratis, no salary.  

You can learn more about Petsmart Charities by watching their 1 minute video. They work with 4,000 nonprofits and governmental entities to strengthen communities through pets by 

  • Sponsoring Adoptions
  • Providing Spay/Neuter Services
  • Providing Grants

Since 1994, we’ve granted over $450 million to change-making organizations that help transform the lives of pets and those who love them.

Find and adopt a Dog or Cat today.

Donate to help others adopt a Furry Friend.