Adopting a Pet in San Diego has never been easier!
There are many reasons to adopt a pet from a shelter rather than buying from a breeder. Here are just a few:
1. Your Best Match: the most important factor that goes into choosing a pet is that it is the best match for you and your family. Perhaps you need a dog that is good with children or other animals. Perhaps you want a couch potato or a jogging partner. One of the greatest benefits of adopting from a shelter is that the staff members are already familiar with the dog's personality and quirks and can better instruct you on if they are a good fit. No surprises!
2. More Choices: Shelters have a wide selection from purebred's to mixed-breeds. If you are looking for a specific breed of dog, chances are it's waiting for you in one of San Diego's shelters. It is estimated that 30% of dogs in shelters are purebred. That's not to mention the breed specific rescues who cater to one type of dog.
3. Affordability: The fees associated with adopting a pet are considerably less than those of purchasing a puppy. In addition to that, shelter dogs have already been to the vet for a checkup and are usually up-to-date on shots and spayed or neutered.
To see more about your available options check out Adopt A Pet and do a search. See just how many great matches you find!
Check out our interactive maps below to find the shelter closest to you. Click on the blue bubble closest to your location for a link to that rescue's website. From there you can see the pets that they have available for adoption.