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I spent over an hour with him, getting to know him and coming to terms with the fact that it was becoming a reality. Having never owned a dog before, I was nervous that I was biting off more than I could chew. Finally, I made the decision to take him home with me.
It was the best choice I've ever made.
— Click to read more of Carter’s Story —
According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), between 6 and 8 million dogs and cats will be left at shelters each year. Animals that are healthy, well-fed, and disease-resistant have much better odds of finding a happy forever home.
Preventable diseases like kennel cough or feline herpesvirus can stop an adoption in its tracks - not to mention being a danger to unprotected populations in the shelter. Although shelters try to meet the needs of their animals, they may not be able to afford a timely delivery of much-needed vaccinations.