Did you know that approximately 25% of all animals entering shelters each year are purebreds? If you are looking for a dog or cat, and you have your heart set on a specific breed of animal, there are rescue groups all over the country set up just to find homes for adoptable cats and dogs of specific breeds. Many of them come complete with pedigree papers. The same is true for horses and other large animals.
Please consider adopting one of these animals instead of contributing to the pet over-population by buying an animal from a breeder or a pet shop. Just contact one of the groups or ask at your local animal shelter. Not only will you be saving a life, but you will save money as well. Below are website links which take you to lists for specific breeds.
*Cat breed rescue groups list – http://www.netcat.org/rescue.html
*Dog breed rescue groups list – http://www.thepoop.com/search_rescue.asp
*Horse breed rescue groups list – http://www.netpets.com/horses/horsresc/horsgrp.html