As long as people continue to buy animals from breeders, animals awaiting homes in shelters may never get the chance to go on romps at the park or enjoy overnight cuddle sessions.
If you or someone in your life is ready for the responsibility of welcoming an animal into the family, choose the only ethical way and adopt from an open-admission shelter. Buying animals from a breeder or pet store guarantees one thing: Animals in shelters lose a chance at finding their forever homes.
Help us spread the adoption word! Share these pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and tell everyone you know about why you should never buy animals from stores or breeders.
1. This beauty has the right idea:
2. This puppy would love to have a safe home:
DON'T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER DOGS DIE. http://peta.vg/1kdwCC: American Kennel Club & Westminster Kennel Club Dog ShowSHARE if you’ll ALWAYS #AdoptDontBuy!
Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Tuesday, February 17, 2015
3. Go ahead, make his day:
SO MANY dogs in shelters are waiting for THEIR day.SHARE if you hope they all get it! #AdoptDontBuy
Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Thursday, March 5, 2015
4. If he could, he’d beg you to #AdoptDontBuy:
You can't buy love from a breeder or pet store, adopt love from a shelter. #AdoptDontBuy pic.twitter.com/nVCQPZ8Qxv
— PETA (@peta) August 29, 2015
5. These puppies and kittens have a nice reminder for us all:
So many homeless animals are looking for THEIR valentine.SHARE if you hope many find it today! #AdoptDontBuy
Posted by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on Saturday, February 14, 2015
6. Dare your friends to look him in the eye and tell him that he’s not good enough:
Every time you BUY a dog from a breeder, dogs like HIM lose their chance at LIFE. #AdoptDontBuy pic.twitter.com/NwHTkZ6xFs
— PETA (@peta) May 7, 2015
7. And ask them to help you save lives by pledging to adopt, not shop!
There are thousands of animals in shelters who are ready for loving, permanent homes, and they need your help. If you’re not looking for an animal companion, chances are that one of your friends is. Please make sure that they always adopt and never buy. Remember: