5 Reasons to Adopt! Not Shop!

Have you ever borrowed an old book at the library? I bet the story was so interesting that you didn’t even notice how tattered and torn the old book was! You were only interested in the contents of it. 

What if I told you that the same concept applies for other things too?

For example, adopting dogs rather than buying them.

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There are approximately 900 million dogs on this planet. Many of them are in animal shelters because pet owners do not want them anymore or they are strays living on the streets.

If you would like a pet dog, then you can make a difference by adopting and not shopping!

Here are 5 reasons why…

Reason No. 1:

You are a LIFESAVER!

Millions of dogs in shelters around the world are euthanised (put to sleep forever in a non-painful manner) every year when no one comes forward to adopt them. By adopting from animal-shelters, you give a fur-friend a family and save it from being put down.

Reason No. 2: 

You are COOL!

Yes we said it. You’re cool when you adopt. 

You lead by example and make an impression by encouraging others to adopt too.

Spread the love because you cool like that!

Reason No. 3:

You are a SMART SAVER!

Most animal shelters give all of their animals the needed vaccinations. This saves you a lot of money because your dog is coming to you with a clean bill of health.

Important note to self: Dogs help improve our physical and emotional well-being.

 Now that’s priceless.

Reason No. 4:

You are a FIGHTER! 

Yes! And you can put up a great and worthy fight when you stop pet shopping. The money spent to buy dogs from pet shops directly helps boast puppy mill businesses.

Getting dogs from animal shelters, will show puppy mill owners that you mean business because you DO NOT want to support them.

Reason No. 5:

You are a TRENDSETTER!

You help reduce overpopulation in animal shelters by adopting.

Adoption decreases the demand for ‘new dogs’, such as puppies.

Animal shelters will have more room for other homeless animals when the current residents find new homes.

Psstt… you would be surprised to see many of these dogs are purebreeds if you’re intending to get a particular one. And they are in great health!

So set the trend, attract the followers.

Be all of these and more when you ADOPT and NOT SHOP.

The next time you feel like you want to get a dog, make your way down to an animal shelter and speak to the people there. There is always a fur-friend for everyone.

 And while you’re there, take a picture and #AnimalFunFacts.

It’s always fun to learn more!

Remember - it’s all animals, all the time!

The Magic of a Dog's Nose

You know what we’re going to talk about when we say, ‘Wet Nose, Warm Heart’. Yes, you’re right!

Dogs.

Now how many of you have dogs as pets? And how many of you actually KNOW everything about a dog so you can be a better person to man’s best friend.

Today, ZooMoo is going to reveal some awesome facts about our dog pals’ nose.

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Your thought on a dog’s nose = wet, wriggly and cute.

 Your dog’s nose = a very powerful gadget that guides him daily in pretty impressive ways.

To begin, a dog’s nose has 2 roles to play; one is to breathe air and the other is to smell. With the ability to separate air, scents go directly to the noses’ sensing area whereas the other part is purely for breathing. How cool is that!

And unlike us humans, dogs can take in and breathe out air at THE SAME TIME! This helps create a continuous circulation of air.

 Try breathing in and out at the same time? Can you do it? *cheeky smile*

Not all breeds are excellent sniffers. Dogs who have short noses or flat faces, have lesser scent detecting receptor cells. Chihuahua, pugs and boxers are some examples.

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German Shepherds and Labradors rank high in their smelling ability because of their longer snouts. Thus they are favorites in any law enforcements. Have you seen any sniffer dogs in action in a public area?

Dogs can smell up to 100,000 times better than us humans. For example, a dog’s nose is so sensitive that it can smell a teaspoon of sugar *teaspoon emoticon* mixed in an Olympic size pool.

Amazing right!

Have you ever wondered why these amazing K9s have wet noses? Well we found out that their noses are wet because they produce mucous in order to pick up smells better. And they LOVE to lick their noses; it’s their way of keeping it clean if they have food or dirt on it.

Also having a wet nose, keeps them cool.

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Just like our fingerprints, every dogs’ nose print is unique. There are companies that you can register your dog’s nose print and it can come in handy if the pet ever gets lost or stolen.

Want to show some love for your dog pal, click *camera emoticon* a nose to nose pic and #AnimalFunFacts. 

It’s always fun to learn more!

Remember - it’s all animals, all the time!