Green Paw Print Tip #4: Don't Shop - Adopt!
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Looking to add a four-legged friend to the family? Adopt from a shelter, humane society or rescue group and give a pet that's already out there and in need of a forever home a healthy, happy life. Check out our
to find your perfect match.
Likewise, do your part in reducing pet overpopulation by spaying or neutering your pet. In this way, you’ll take an active role in minimizing your pet’s current and future impact on the environment.
Don’t buy an exotic pet or one that was caught in the wild. Their native environments suffer greatly when they are removed, not to mention how hard it is for the pets themselves to adapt to domesticated life.