March is Spiritual Wellness Month! You may recall the previous article written about this topic. This article delves further into spiritual wellness with regards to pets and how they can bring joy to your life that will nourish your spirit!
Pets are excellent companions and they will give you unconditional love. Having someone waiting for you to walk into the door each day can make you feel important and loved. Adopting animals from your local humane society is the best way to gain a new furry family member. The Humane Society of Broward County is a great place to adopt a cat or dog that needs a home.
Cali, pictured in the photo insert, was adopted 4 years ago at the Humane Society of Broward County. She is very loving and compassionate. Life would not be the same without Cali. She is happy, energetic, and loves all people – she can bring a smile to anyone’s face!
In addition to nourishing your spirit, having a pet can encourage you to exercise daily. Dogs require to be walked at least twice a day. They enjoy when you pick up the pace a little too, so you can both get a workout! It’s a great excuse to get some fresh air and enjoy the day with a fun companion. Taking your friend to a local dog park is also a great idea. There is a local dog park at Lake Ida: 1455 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach, FL 33444. It’s open Sunrise to Sunset daily; closed on Thursdays noon-3pm for maintenance. Dogs can run free to their hearts content and meet with other dogs to run around and play.
When considering pet adoption, make sure you have the time to take care of them; additional funds for typical pet expenses like food, toys, and vet visits; plus adequate space in your home. Some residential areas also have restrictions on type and size of pets. Here is a great article for more information on what to consider before adopting a pet.
Adopting from the humane society costs less than a pet store and you can find a variety of breeds, kittens, puppies, and even purebreds. In fact, purebreds can account for 25% – 30% of the dog’s available for adoption. Staff at the shelter help match potential owners and pets to ensure a good match.
Please consider adopting a pet from your local humane society. It will nourish your spirit and that of your new companion!
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