National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day: Five Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock

April 30th is National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day! There are several local shelters that serve our area.  Here are the top five reasons to adopt a shelter pet in Round Rock.Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock

5 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock

Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock: A buddy to go to all the cool pet friendly places

More and more people are taking their pets out with them to run errands (think Home Depot) or even hang with friends at social events like coffee or lunch/dinner. (Pet benefit – you have a highly socialized dog that becomes comfortable with different people in various settings.)

Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock
photo credit: Williamson County Animal Shelter Facebook

Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock: Assistance selecting your new family member and training support

Shelter staff and volunteers can help you select a pet that will fit in with your family and lifestyle.  Looking for a dog that likes cats or a pet that is good with kids? They can help you.  Also, several shelters offer training classes at a much lower fee than private trainers.

Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock
photo credit: Central Texas SPCA Facebook

Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock: Health benefits of having a pet

There are several studies that state having a pet can help physical and mental well being (lower blood pressure, etc.) Pets can encourage you to be more active, whether that is a daily walk or a five mile run.  Pets love being with you, so taking them kayaking or hiking or to throw around a frisbee is fun for you both!

Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock
photo credit: Central Texas SPCA Facebook

Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock: Constant companionship

Pets can become valuable family members.  Snuggling during watching a movie or tv, keeping feet warm in bed, cleaning up those few crumbs that dropped on the floor, welcoming you home after a long day – these are all tasks a shelter pet would happily complete for you.

Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock
photo credit: Williamson County Animal Shelter Facebook

Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock: You save TWO lives

When you adopt a shelter pet, not only do you get a loving family member, you also save an additional life.  Pets are constantly coming in to shelters.  When a pet is adopted, that space is freed up to help another animal until they can find their forever family.

Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock: Locations

Here are all the spots in Round Rock where you can adopt a shelter pet:

Williamson County Animal Shelter
1855 S.E. Innerloop
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 943-3322
website

Central Texas SPCA
909 S. Bagdad Road
Leander, TX 78641
512-260-SPCA (7722)
website

Austin Humane Society
124 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78752
website

Pflugerville Pets Alive
Network of Foster Families – not a shelter
website

Blue Dog Rescue
Network of Foster Families – not a shelter
website

Austin Pets Alive
Network of Foster Families – not a shelter
website

Adopt a Shelter Pet in Round Rock
Finn, our author’s adorable rescued pet

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