Shelter Animal Myths

Likely because of the nature of the work that shelters perform, shelter pets are often misunderstood or mischaracterized. Your Livonia, MI veterinarian is here to set the record straight! Learn more below.

Shelter Pets Are Old

This couldn’t be further from the truth; not all shelter pets are old, unwanted animals dropped off by their owners. Animals of all ages—puppies and kittens, middle-aged pets, and senior animals—can be found in your local shelters.

Shelter Pets Aren’t Well-Behaved

False! While some shelter pets may have their behavioral issues, the vast majority of pets in shelters are perfectly well-behaved. Most are just looking for a loving home and family.

Shelters Only Have Mutts

Think shelters only house mixed-breed dogs and cats? Think again! The truth is, purebred animals can also be found in shelters. It’s all up to chance and circumstance. If you have your heart set on a particular breed of pet, try touring through your local shelters before heading to the pet store or visiting a breeder.

Do you have further questions about adopting a pet? Does your newly-adopted animal companion need his or her first veterinary examination? Set up an appointment at your Vet Clinic Livonia, MI.