Nine Reasons to Adopt a Pet from MHS (or anywhere!)

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We have a pet for everyone!

MHS houses hundreds of animals between our three adoption centers and six off-site adoption locations. We have puppies, kittens, old dogs and cats, big dogs, small dogs, fluffy cats, short haired cats, active pets, couch potatoes… you’re sure to find the right pet for you.

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It makes economical sense.

At MHS, our adoption fees cover a significant amount of veterinary care that you would have to pay for otherwise. Besides the cost of buying a pet from a breeder (which is generally higher than an adoption fee), you have to pay to get your pet spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for heartworm, dewormed and be examined by a medical professional. This can cost hundreds of dollars, but at MHS – it’s included with the adoption fee. You also get a discount on our veterinary services, behavior support from our behavior helpline and a 60-day guarantee.

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You’re giving a pet a second chance.

Most of the animals in our care come to us through no fault of their own. Often their owners have to give them up because of divorce, financial hardship, illness or death of a primary care giver, or for reasons that could have been easily prevented or corrected through appropriate training. These animals are awesome and just looking for a second chance to be an awesome pet.

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You’ll get matched up with the right pet.

Our staff knows our animals in and out and they have an idea of what the perfect family would be for each pet. On the flip side of that – when you walk in and tell them what you’re looking for, they will know which of our animals would work best for your situation! You can even take our Right Dog quiz to get matched with a color code to help find an appropriate match.

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It’s not just cats and dogs!

MHS features many other types of pets – guinea pigs, rabbits, lizards, mice, rats, hamsters, birds… sometimes we even have farm animals like goats, chickens and pigs. If it makes a good pet, chances are you can find one at MHS looking for a home. Our staff will be happy to help you learn the ins and outs of good critter care as well!

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You’ll get health support. 

All of the animals coming through MHS go through a thorough medical exam and if there are any medical concerns we will tell you up front what to expect. We also have three veterinary centers where we offer a 10% discount on services for the first year after adoption as well as a 10-day limited health care plan where we will cover up to $250 of vet services in the first 10 days after adoption.

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You’re supporting homeless and neglected animals – not just the one you adopted.

MHS cares for tens of thousands of animals a year. By adopting from MHS, not only do you open up resources to care for another homeless animal but you support all the animals in our care. MHS has a cruelty and rescue department, offers a free food program to low-income families, offers spay/neuter and vaccination assistance, treats neglected, abused or injured animals and more… all of these programs and services are able to exist because of donors, volunteers and yes…adopters.

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You’re helping to reduce pet overpopulation.

By adopting a pet instead of buying from a breeder or pet store, you are reducing the homeless animal population instead of supporting bringing more animals into the world. Millions of animals find themselves homeless each year – by taking in one that is already homeless you are doing your part to help the problem.

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You’ll find your new best friend!

We’re sure your perfect pet is waiting for you at MHS! You have a lifetime of happiness and love ahead of you when you adopt.

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