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#AdoptDontShop - Support Adopting vs "Buying"

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Hello there! You've probably heard, we love organizations that help animals (ex. animal shelters, rescues, farm sanctuaries) and you'll find some items in our shop where we donate 100% of the revenue to charity. We also do giveaways / participate in auctions & events when charities we support ask for a donation of items.

 

Until They All Have A Home Keychain - 100% Profits to Animal Shelter - Adopt Rescue

We fully support them because we think the work they do is important. 

If you have ever walked through a local rescue / animal shelter / farm sanctuary, you know the conditions that homeless animals are kept in. Some are better than others, and there are no-kill shelters in Austin, but for most of the country, they still destroy animals that aren't adopted after a certain amount of time. If you've never been to an animal shelter, maybe you've seen a wandering stray animal at least once. They look super sad, hungry, and unthrifty. The sad part is that these strays usually end up on the streets through no fault of their own, it's usually because of human error / human neglect. 

Like our own rescue dog, Alex. We had been thinking of getting a new pet for a while, and when I googled the search keywords "pets (zip code)". I saw a number of animals for sale on Craigslist and through backyard breeders. However, I did not want to pay hundreds of dollars to someone that purposefully bred animals again and again. Who knows what kind of puppy mill they were running? I knew there were animal shelters out there / humane societies and I noticed they just didn't seem to rank up as high on Google search. I had to go to the official Austin government webpage to access the city's animal shelter database, and I had to look some more for the other non profit shelters around. We decided to visit a few animal shelters, not just the city shelter. We ended up with a pet that was perfect for us. His back story according to the employee we talked to was, he was tied to a pole and abandoned on a busy street. A good Samaritan found him and brought him to the animal shelter. It's sad, but right now we can only make a lifetime commitment to one animal. Since adopting him though, we've been able to foster and volunteer. 

What about you guys? Ever adopt a pet from an animal shelter? What do you think about breeding animals? Let us know about your experience in the comments section below or tag us in your pet photos on Instagram. You can also help people be more aware by telling them to:  #adoptdontshop 

Thank you for reading! 

Signed, Romina & Kevin

 

 

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