Adopting an animal can be very satisfying and although not all of us are cut out for taking them home there are other ways to take care of animal in our world. Check out the tips that Summer has for us today on spreading the love adopting animals in different ways.
· Zoo – Through most local zoos or aquariums you can adopt an animal that you don’t have to potty train not to pee on your new carpet. By adopting these animals you get to support these local zoo or aquarium establishments. Many are non-profit and rely on grants and patron gifts. Your receiver will typically get a photo of the adopted animal with a bio. This is a fun gift for any animal lover. Here is the link to my local zoo, Woodland Park Zoo, though zoos around the country offer the same programs if you wish to adopt from a zoo more local to you, just Bing “adopt a zoo animal” for better results add the city of your closest zoo.
· Wild – Thanks to WWF (World Wildlife Fund) people can adopt and support animals in the wild. You might not get to see your animals on a regular basis like you could with a zoo or aquarium adoption, but at a minimum you do receive a certificate, info card, and photograph of your animal.
· In Home – Chose from one of two options from Petfinder:
– Keep a Pet – Bring home an animal to add to your family. By adopting an animal you’re saving its life from death row, a concrete cell, or from never knowing the love of a real family.
– Foster a Pet – Bring home an animal for only the holiday season so that an animal without a home is offered a warm place and good meal for Christmas. Many animals are in need of love; No one wants to be lonely for the holidays, not even an animal. If a permanent home is not currently an option, then take a trial run. This will also offer parents a way to see whether or not your child is responsible enough to care for a pet. Animal Foster places and other animal options can also be found through Petfinder.
We just purchased Abby from a dog breeder, but we have had tons of success in the past with the Humane Society in Bellevue. They have a great facility there and mutts are the sweetest dogs.
Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.