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adopt a pet in bergen countyHealth Benefits of Owning A Pet

Adopt a pet in Bergen County and be prepared to fall in love.  There is nothing better than the unconditional love a pet gives to its owner.  Studies tell us that they significantly improve your health.

Pets decrease depression, anxiety and stress.  Additionally they improve your immunity and lower your blood pressure.  As a result they reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke.  There is no doubt about this.  Having a pet has many emotional and physiological benefits.  Pet ownership is a big positive for humans.

While pets are very good for most of us, people with allergies become ill.  There are hypo allergenic animals however so even people with pet allergies can find one that works.  My niece is extremely allergic to dogs and cats.  However hedgehogs are not a problem.  As a result she is a very happy hedgehog owner.

6 Good Reasons to Adopt A Pet in Bergen County   adopt a pet in bergen county

  1. You’ll save a life
  2. Unconditional love
  3. It costs less
  4. Supports pet rescue organizations
  5. Fights puppy mills
  6. Improves your health

Unwanted animals are often killed in a matter of days in so called animal shelters throughout the US.  According to the ASPCA 1.5 million dogs and cats are killed every year in animal shelters.  I’ve read figures as high as 3 million from other organizations.  These are healthy animals who only needed a home.

Adopted pets know they’ve been saved.  They give you unconditional love and often being a bit older (not 10 week old babies) they are already house trained.  It’s also much cheaper than spending thousands on a pedigreed dog.  Pet rescues often help with vaccination and spay or neuter expenses too.

When you adopt an animal you support the animal shelter or pet rescue and fight puppy mills.  Buying a dog in a pet store is often supporting a puppy mill.  I said it above.  Pets are good for our health.

adopt a pet in bergen countyAnimal Rescues and Animal Shelters

Homeless animals need homes.  Bergen County has many pet rescue organizations and a County run animal shelter.  Here are links to several excellent Bergen County animal rescues:

Angels For Animals Network

Bergen County Animal Shelter

Bergen County Protect and Rescue Foundation

CLAWS

Halfway Hounds

Humane Society of Bergen County

Pet ResQ Inc

Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge

Save The Animals Rescue Team

adopt a dog in bergen countyAlways remember that adopting a pet is a long term responsibility.  You may want to discuss whether or not getting a pet is a good idea for you.  Even if it isn’t, you can still help out.  Pet rescues need money, volunteers and donations.  There are so many ways to help homeless pets. If you decide to adopt a pet in Bergen County I’m sure you’ll find the right one at any of these animal rescues.  Need more help?  Just get in touch with me.

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