Why You Should Adopt From a Shelter

At Betsy Farms, we’re proud to make some of the tastiest, healthiest dog treats around. But beyond feeding the dogs of the world with healthy dog snacks, we strive to make every part of the pet parenting process a little easier – and we’re passionate about animal well-being. If you’re considering getting a dog for the first time or giving your furry friend a new four-legged companion, one of the best things you can do is adopt from a shelter instead of a pet store or breeder. Why? We’ve got a few reasons. 

Why It’s Better to Adopt from Shelters

If you’re in the market for a new pup, we urge you to adopt from a shelter instead of going to a breeder or a pet store. There are plenty of reasons for this – but here are a few of the most important:

  • Helping to End Animal Cruelty: Many “breeders” are actually closer to puppy mills, forcing female dogs to carry litter after litter of puppies all while living in horrifically inhumane conditions. Adopting from a shelter means you’re not supporting this cruel industry.
  • Stopping Pet Overpopulation: Unfortunately, there aren’t enough homes for all the animals born every year, which causes a massive pet overpopulation problem. 8 to 12 million dogs and cats are euthanized every year for lack of home, so adopting helps to break that cycle.
  • You Support a Vital Resource: Pet shelters provide homes and second chances to animals that need them. By adopting, you’re supporting this crucial community institution and help make sure every animal has a chance at a forever home.
  • It’s Less Expensive: Breeders may charge hundreds of dollars for a pure-bred puppy, but adoption fees at a shelter are much lower. It’s a win-win altogether!

Order Our Healthy Dog Treats Today

We hope this blog helps you see why adopting from a shelter is always the right choice when looking for a new dog, and if you’re in need of some healthy dog snacks for your new furry friend, Betsy Farms is here to help! We source and manufacture our dog jerky and dog snacks right here in the USA, so we can stand behind their quality 100%. See the difference that healthy dog treats can make: find a location near you today!