Last updated: 28 Oct, 2020
Published on: 5 Jul, 2013
The big benefits of adopting from the little guys
All across our pet-loving nation, people are discovering the joy and unconditional love a rescue pet brings to their lives. All those myths and misconceptions about rescue pets are being busted as more and more families choose the adoption option. But still, people don’t really know a great deal about their local community rescue and foster groups, or that they offer one of the best ways to find your perfect pet match.
Our quick guide to adopting with community rescue groups
Most rescue groups are made up of teams of experienced foster carers who save pets directly from their local pound and help them get ready for their new lives.
For those who have children, other pets, or if you just want to be sure your new best friend has the right temperament, adopting from a rescue group is the best way to go. You’ll be able to meet and get to know the pet in a family setting and discuss the pet’s needs one-on-one with the foster carer.
Foster carers love their foster pets, so they are highly motivated to make a great pet match. They take a great deal of care to make sure everything is perfect for pets and parents alike, discussing your expectations and your home environment.
Here for you and rescue pets
Community rescue and foster groups also offer trial periods and returns policies, during which time they make themselves available to you to answer any questions a new parent might have. They want to help you and your new pet have a successful life together.
It might be that they don’t have the perfect pet for you right now, but they will often keep their eyes peeled for suitable candidates who enter the local pounds. In short, they’ll do everything humanly possible to help save another life!
Giving the little guys a big voice
The vast majority of community rescue groups don’t have their own website. So, to ensure the pets in their care don’t go unnoticed, they rely on PetRescue’s free services to give their pets the best chance of finding forever homes.