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Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Pet From the Calgary Humane Society

... And, Give A Dog Or Cat A Second Chance For Love This New Year


  1. Save a Life – You are helping animal rescue groups save lives by offering homes to the  homeless, rather than creating a market for additional kittens/puppies.
  2. Offers Animals New Hope – Many pets are victims of circumstance – moving, allergies, lack of forethought. These animals deserve a new home and will bring you unconditional love and companionship.
  3. Be a Hero – Adopters are heroes to their new pet and also in the battle against pet overpopulation
  4. Variety – Animal rescue organizations have it all – from purebreds to the most unique crossbreeds. Don’t limit yourself to looking for a specific breed -- crossbreeds can have the best traits from a variety of breed-lines.
  5. Animal Personalities – The knowledge the CHS team has of its animals’ characteristics, activity level, needs, traits and care requirements allow for excellent family matches and placement.
  6. Experienced Animals – The CHS doesn’t just offer puppies and kittens; it also has more experienced animals. With older pets there’s no guesswork – what you see is what you get – which helps when looking for a compatible pet.
  7. Knowledgeable Staff/Volunteers – It is the goal of the CHS to help you decide on the pet that’s right for you, your family and your lifestyle
  8.  Health Care – Vaccinations, sterilizations, identification and more, are all included in the adoption fee.
  9. Reasonably Priced – CHS subsidizes the cost of preparing an animal for adoption in order to place more animals in new homes.
  10. Support – After the adoption, the team at CHS is happy to answer any questions or help with any problems a new pet owner maybe experience. If CHS can’t help, they will refer the new pet owner to a specialist who can.

The Calgary Humane Society is a leading animal welfare organization. Every year over 10,000 animals are helped by the CHS through innovative sheltering and outreach programs. Being “more than a shelter” means promoting spaying and neutering to prevent euthanasia. It also means providing behaviour assistance to prevent animals being surrendered, stopping abuse before it starts and working to strengthen humane awareness in the hopes that, one day, every animal is valued.

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