By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

30 Pets You Can Adopt Right Now… I’m Seriously Tempted To Adopt #17.

Have you ever thought of adopting a pet? The truth is, there are plenty of reasons that you should consider adoption before purchasing your pets from breeders and pet stores. According to the Human Society, the four most important reasons that you should consider adoption are as follows.

  1. When you adopt a pet, you're also saving a life.
  2. If you adopt, you no longer support puppy mills and their cruel breeding practices.
  3. Adopting a pet saves money - store bought animals can be pricey!
  4. Adopting will genuinely make you feel good. It's make your animal's life a lot better, too!

If those reasons aren't compelling enough for you, consider looking at the sweet faces of the following cats and dogs and reconsider. Remember, every time you adopt a pet, you save a life. Aren't all of these lives worth saving?

#1. Princess - Chicago, Illinois

Princess is a boisterous gal. She's rather strong and can pull on leash fairly hard, and she's friendly to the point of helping herself to your personal space. She can be pushy with her mouth and body; she will need a physically capable owner and is likely too much for small children at this time. She'll need regular exercise; she enjoys playing with toys and may like a good game of fetch. Basic manners training is also recommended to build her vocabulary and refine her manners in general. Adopters should like very affectionate dogs and have a good sense of humor when handling Princess. She is sensitive to things coming over her head (tends to duck down) so training will be helpful in building her confidence and desensitizing her to this action. Princess was rather stressed when she first arrived at the shelter but she's coming out of her shell more and more each day.

#2. Gable - Chicago, Illinois

Hello, I'm a really cute kitten, and everyone who sees me can't help but to fall in love with me. Kittens need to be a part of the family, and do best with someone who can devote a lot of time to them, or have another kitten or cat to keep them company. I'm young, have no manners yet, and can be a bit mischievous, so I will need help learning how to be a good cat. Kittens love to play, but they will need to learn how to play appropriately with people and other pets. If you have the time, patience, and love for me, I can't wait to meet you.

#3. Luna - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

I am a spayed female, blk/wht Australian Cattle Dog mix. I weigh about 42 Lbs. The shelter staff think I am about 4 years old. I came into the shelter on May 20, 2015, and am currently staying in a foster home.

#4. Camy - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

I am a neutered male, blk/wht Domestic Shorthair mix. I weigh about 16 Lbs. The shelter staff think I am about 6 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 16, 2015.

#5. Cora - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

I am a spayed female, brown and white Beagle mix. I weigh about 29 Lbs. The shelter staff think I am about 3 years old. I have been at the shelter since May 28, 2015.

#6. Maxwell - New York, New York

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Maxwell was purchased with the intent of making him a guard dog but he was "fired" because he was too sweet! Born 7/29/14, Maxwell is very smart and eager to learn.. Even though Maxwell is just under a year old, he is already a big boy. Now that the weather is warmer, we have found out he also loves the water!

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