Adopt a Pet

Adopt a Pet at Sarge’s Today

Sarge’s foster animals are usually taken directly from the Haywood County Animal Control facility. They are all tested for heartworm or Feline Leukemia/HIV, given appropriate vaccinations and preventatives for heartworms and fleas, and if they are old enough they have been spayed or neutered. They are socialized as time permits and many have been taught basic commands. We enjoy placing animals into loving and responsible homes, and we appreciate that our adopters have sought out rescue animals.

The number one reason to adopt a pet is that you are saving life. According to the Humane Society of the United States, each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet. We are fortunate that in Haywood County, our public shelter has achieved “no-kill status”, and that is due to the efforts of Sarge’s and other groups like us who assist the shelter in the placement of homeless dogs and cats. This work must continue to avoid a return to the situation in 2005, when an average of 50 animals per week were put down because of a lack of space in the county shelter.

Other Reasons to Adopt

  • It is one way to fight puppy mills, which breed indiscriminately and often have inhumane conditions in which female dogs have litter after litter with no regard for their health and well-being.
  • Adopting a pet instead of buying a purebred dog saves you money. Adoption includes age appropriate vaccines, preventive medications, spay and neuter.
  • Adopting a pet can be good for your health. Studies show that people who have pets gain a sense of purpose in caring for an animal, and a pet is great company for folks who would otherwise feel lonely. Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their companions.
  • Adopters can be proud of having a rescued animal because they’ve done a great service to the animal and to the community. They’ve made room for more animals to be saved and they’ve helped create a community that can take pride in its treatment of the homeless animals in need.

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