Chances are, if you care about animals, you care about the planet. Being a responsible pet owner takes time, care, and attention--as does being a responsible global citizen. Combine the two by taking steps to reduce your pet’s eco paw print!
For many adoptable dogs, though, myths and misconceptions prevent them from finding a family. In fact, one of the most common assumptions about shelter dogs is that, because their history is usually unknown, it’s a risk to bring them into your house.
You care for your pets, and you care for your planet. The two loves seem hard to reconcile now that mounting data suggests that our pets negatively impact the environment. Of course, not having a pet is not an option!
A dog that fits into your family’s lifestyle is more important. For instance, if your family loves to don wetsuits and hit the beach every Saturday, a dog afraid to swim might not be the right fit. If you hike for an hour before work each morning, a couch potato pup probably isn’t perfect.