Why should I adopt a dog?
When you adopt a rescue dog, you not only save a life, but you make space for other animals in need. Beyond the obvious gift of giving the dog a chance to live outside the walls of a shelter or rescue, you’ll have a life-long friend who will help you unwind at the end of a long day, will never judge you, and is always happy to see you!
Learn About Adopting a Pet
How do I adopt a pet?
You can adopt your new pet through a shelter or rescue/adoption agency – like Easy’s! Your first step is to fill out the adoption form. After that you’ll be set up with an interview and we can arrange for you to meet potential pets.
Are there any adoption requirements?
You’ll be required to submit your adoption form along with a valid ID. There may be a home visit for an assessment, as well as a family meet-and-greet (including other animals in the home). Then, you pay an adoption fee that covers veterinary care and spay or neuter.
How do I prepare for my pet?
Be prepared to pay a fee as these fur babies have been vetted, and most of them have been spayed or neutered. Before you welcome your pet into your home, you should dog-proof your home and include a safe zone for them to adapt to their new surroundings. This can be stressful, so be patient. Have their food, water, and toys ready when they arrive.
Benefits of Owning a Dog
What Makes an Ideal Dog Owner
A well-known saying is “A dog is man’s best friend.”
Their happy faces and wagging tails fill our lives with joy, but you may not be aware that spending time with your canine companion is good for you physically and emotionally.
Owning a dog can help you live longer and healthier. Petting a dog for 10 minutes will reduce cortisol, a major stress hormone.
Dogs can help us recover from a crisis. Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine discovered that veterans with a service dog had significantly fewer symptoms of PTSD and showed improved coping skills.
A dog's playfulness encourages healthy activity, like taking walks or playing frisbee. A 2019 British study discovered that dog owners spend nearly 300 minutes every week walking with their dogs. That’s 200 more minutes walking than people without a pup of their own.
Dogs are natural mood boosters. A 2017 study revealed that those with AIDS are less likely to suffer from depression if they own a pet. A 2009 Japan study revealed that staring into your dog’s eyes raises your level of oxytocin, known as the “love hormone.”
Dogs give positive results to seniors with mental illness by improving cognitive function and social interaction. Seniors with dementia showed a significant decrease in agitated behavior.