It’s no secret that I’m a huge advocate for pet adoption! With my own special adoption story, it’s easy for me to relate to the millions of shelter pets out there who haven’t found their fur-ever homes yet. There are a ton of human perspectives on why you should adopt a shelter pet, but take it from someone who knows first-hand how life changing pet adoption can be!

Here are just a few of the many reasons I think you should paws what you are doing and adopt a shelter pet today: (see what I did there?)

We all neeIMG_0018d somebody to depend on. I depend on Mom for just about everything! From food to belly rubs, she makes sure I have just what I need to keep my tail wagging every day.

People with pets are way cooler. That’s a fact! Having a pet is the perfect way to strike up a conversation with a passing stranger. If you’re both walking a dog, you already have one thing in common and something cool to talk about! And pet owners love to talk pets with other pet owners!

We will never stop loving you. My parents showed me the ultimate form of love by taking me in off the streets. I now return that love ten-fold. I even pay attention to mom and dad’s moods, and give them extra love when I know they need it.

It’s the right thing to do. You can make a huge impact on the population of shelter pets by adopting just one animal. It’s that simple. But really, what’s better than opening up the door and having a furry best friend ready to show you love after a hard day’s work?

Mom always says that people just need a little push in the right direction to do a good deed, so here’s yours! And hey, if you aren’t exactly ready to adopt a shelter pet, I hope you’ll at least consider volunteering at your local shelter! Who knows? It might just help you meet the purrfect furry friend when the time is right!

I’d love to see photos of your adopted animals. Share them with me on Facebook or tag me @OneUpMax on Instagram!

Ears Truly,

One Up Max