Pets add richness to our lives. They’re entertaining and great companions. People with pets (even fish!) have lower blood pressure and live longer. Besides being a great companion, my dog Coco gets me out for a walk every morning and snuggles with me on the sofa at night. I can’t imagine not having a pet.
I’ve adopted several adult dogs and a cat from shelters over the years. Here’s a guide from eHow on How to Adopt a Dog or Cat from an Animal Shelter.