Myths About Shelter Pets

Shelter pets are often misunderstood, and many great pets go without homes as a result. Here, your Aurora, CO veterinarian sets the record straight on three common myths.

Shelter Pets Are Poorly Behaved

Some people believe that shelter pets wind up in shelters because they’re poorly behaved, and the previous owner didn’t want them anymore. The truth is, pets wind up in shelters for many reasons, and poor behavior isn’t a very common one. The vast majority of shelter pets are quite well-mannered.

Shelter Pets Are Old

Think shelters only have old, abandoned pets? Think again! Almost any age of pet, from newborns to middle-aged animals to elderly pets, can be found in a shelter. If you’re looking for a specific age of pet, you’re likely to find it at your local animal shelter.

Shelter Pets Are Dirty

Some pets may arrive at the shelter somewhat dirty, but they don’t stay that way. Pets are cleaned, trimmed, given vaccinations, and even spayed or neutered if necessary upon arrival at the facility.

Are you looking to adopt a pet? Do you have further questions about the adoption process or a pet’s specific requirements? Contact your Aurora, CO animal hospital for help.

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