Adopting a dog brings joy to all — Neuse News – Neuse News
In 2019, I went to a pet store in Greenville on the hunt for my best friend. I knew since I was 5 years old that as soon because I had the home, We would adopt a dog. No one tells you how difficult it is to adopt or purchase the dog, but you need to weigh the options either way.
In Eastern North Carolina, there are over 100 rescues and animal shelters, meaning that your best friend is in one of those places right now. I am a firm believer in the statement, “adopt don’t shop. ” The main reason is the understanding that will when you follow from a rescue or animal shelter, it means way more than when you purchase from a breeder and I am not just talking about money. I am talking about the endless amounts of dogs already born who need to be loved.
A dog from the particular shelter comes from a multitude of backgrounds yet needs your love way more than you think. Some dogs just lost their previous owner, some of them have spent their whole lives as a stray and some of them have seen the evils associated with the human race.
When I actually adopted our Koda, a pit bull mix, she was in the terrible place. She was recovering from a broken back-right leg, a neck scar, and mange. Now she is healthy as a horse and is the particular most spoiled pup in my world. You learn a lot through adopting, especially if the dog is older than 9 months, but also get the full experience of having the dog.
When you are purchasing from a breeder that number can be anywhere from $250-$2500 just to purchase a dog, however whenever you embrace from a shelter the price is $160-200, and that includes vaccine, rabies, microchip & spay/neuter.
So if you are considering purchasing a puppy this holiday season, make sure you weigh your options. The following are rescues plus shelters that will I have personally adopted from, volunteered at, or have the pleasure of staying connected to:
Greene County Animal Services
1985 NC-903, Snow Hill, NC 28580
Human Society of ENC
3520 Tupper Drive Greenville, NC 27834
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Pitt County Pet Shelter
4550 County Home Rd, Greenville, NC 27858
Lenoir Region SPCA
2455 Rouse Rd Extension, Kinston NORTH CAROLINA, 28504. 252-520-0003