Why Adopt From A Rescue

Thinking about getting a pet in Sioux Falls, but not sure if you should adopt from a rescue group?

At Almost Home Canine Rescue, we understand that you have many choices when looking to adopt a pet in Sioux Falls, including other shelters, breeders, and pet stores. You may have even heard that the cost of adopting from a rescue group is higher than adopting from a brick-and-mortar animal shelter. So why adopt from a rescue?

There are many reasons, but here are three.



Animals Rescued


Save A Life

When you adopt a pet from a rescue, you save it from abandonment, abuse, or worse. Every year, more than one million adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized in the U.S. But by giving those unwanted pets a wanted home, you can be part of the solution.

Plus, you get a furry friend for life!

Fight Against Puppy and Kitten Mills

Animal cruelty is real. Right now, thousands of factory-style breeding facilities are producing millions of cats and dogs for sale to unsuspecting pet owners. These puppy and kitten mills are notorious for treating their animals poorly — repeatedly impregnating female dogs, keeping them in cages without companionship, and eventually disposing of them, often in cruel ways, when they're no longer profitable.

By adopting a pet from a rescue, you help weaken the demand for these kitten and puppy mills, and you can be certain they don't get a dime from you.


You Support The Pets And People In Your Community.

t may be true that the cost of adopting a pet from a rescue group is a bit higher than that of adopting from a shelter. That's because most animal shelters have the funding to cover the cost of spay or neuter procedures, first vaccinations, and sometimes even microchipping in the adoption price.

Rescue groups, on the other hand, are typically formed by animal devotees. These people (like us!) simply want to help local cats and dogs find loving homes in their community. Groups like Almost Home Canine Rescue may not be able to offer you every resource, but we can point you in the right direction for any need you have, and we'll do whatever it takes to make the adoption process easy on you and your new pet.

​If you're interested in adopting a rescue pet from Almost Home, learn more about the adoption process here, and view our adoptable cats and dogs!