Saving Money on Valentine’s Day Adoptions

Adopting a pet is in no way like buying a traditional Valentine’s Day present. Those roses are gone in a week or so (and the candy disappears even sooner) but your new dog or cat will be with you for many, many years to come.

However, Valentine’s Day is a time when people’s thoughts turn to love. If you and your entire family (don’t surprise anyone with a pet) are considering adding a pet to your household, Valentine’s Day and the days leading up to it can be a very economical time to adopt from your local shelter. Many shelters offer special Valentine’s promotions that reduce the adoption cost of pets. (For example, Austin’s Town Lake Animal Center is offering a special $20 price on all dogs and cats that are ready to be adopted.)

If you’re considering adopting an animal, talk to everyone in the household, make some decisions as to the type, size, age, and energy level of pet you’re seeking, then head to your shelter to have a look for your new best friend. You’re saving money with Valentine’s Day adoptions at many shelters but, best of all, you’re saving a life.

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About Paris Permenter

Paris Permenter is the founder and co-publisher of LT Media Group LLC. Along with her husband, John Bigley, she edits,, and has authored over 30 books on pets and travel.

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