Dog & Cat Adoptions Soar During COVID-19

April 7, 2020

Amid endless news about the tragic effects of COVID-19 comes a silver lining: pet adoptions boomed last month while families prepared to shelter in place. With millions of people now working from home and self-isolating, pets make the perfect companions. What better time to adopt a new friend?

"Many say they finally have the time to properly train and care for a new pet," reports the Washington Post. "Animal rescuers across the country say they are seeing spiking interest in adoption and fostering."

While many shelters are experiencing higher-than-usual adoption rates, please consider reaching out to local rescues to offer support. Some organizations may have limited resources to continue running adoption programs during the shelter-in-place order.

Check out our top 6 reasons to adopt a mutt, and be sure to enjoy all that extra snuggle time with your fur baby!


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Source:; The Washington Post

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