Common Shelter Pet Myths

Don’t believe everything you hear when it comes to animal shelters and the pets housed inside them. There are plenty of myths and misconceptions floating around! Your Lafayette, LA vet sets the record straight below:

Shelter Pets Are Poorly Behaved

Some people think that pets wouldn’t find themselves in a shelter at all if they were well-behaved. This isn’t true—the vast majority of pets don’t come to a shelter because of poor behavior. Most are perfectly well-mannered and are just looking for a loving home.

Shelter Pets Are Old

Think all shelter pets are old, unwanted creatures? Think again! Pets of any age—puppies and kittens, middle-aged animals, and elderly companions alike—can be found in a shelter. If you’re looking for a particular age of pet, you’ll be able to find it in your local shelters.

Shelters Only House Mutts

Shelters don’t only house mixed-breed dogs and cats. They may also have purebred animals! If you’re looking for a particular breed, consider touring your local shelters—and saving a life in need—before visiting a breeder or a pet store.

Does your companion need veterinary care? We’re here for you! Make an appointment with your Animal Hospital Lafayette, LA.