4 Important Considerations When Adopting a Rescue Pet in the Triangle

As Cary and much of the Triangle knows, Paws in the City places great importance on local pet adoption rescue, and shelter animals.  When considering a new pet for the family, think about whether a rescue pet would be a good fit. The need is great. According to Best Friend Pet Adoption, there are “more cats and dogs in need in the Triangle area than all the rescue groups and animal shelters can admit to their programs.” When searching for a new dog or cat in the greater Raleigh area, check out local rescue groups.

Keep in mind these four considerations when adopting a rescue pet:

  • Many rescue organizations do not have kennel locations: A rescue organization may not have a physical location. They generally work with foster families who will keep the pets until the organization finds a permanent home for them. The rescue organization may screen applicants first and then arrange for a meeting so the pet and new family can get to know each other, before allowing the adoption.
  • Older dogs need rescuing too: Puppies are adorable, but many rescue dogs are actually older and in need of adoption as well. Older dogs are generally settled in their ways, so they may actually be better suited for families looking for a calmer pet.
  • Rescue pets have often been mistreated or neglected: Keep in mind that a dog or cat being cared for by a rescue organization is not going to be perfect. They may have been abandoned or neglected by their previous owners. They will certainly be happy to have a healthy, loving home!
  • A rescue dog or cat can be a loving family addition: A rescue pet that is nurtured and treated well will become a loyal member of the family. Dogs and cats who have been rescued are eager to find a loving family to take care of them – and that they can love in return!

At Paws in the City, we are focused on the health of all cats and dogs in the Triangle area. We encourage our customers to help local rescue groups by volunteering, fostering, and adopting. Keep those new pets happy and healthy with our full line of natural and holistic foods and treats available in our store, conveniently located in Tryon Village near Harris-Teeter.


This blog post about “adopting rescue pets” is brought to you by Paws in the City, located in Tryon Village, Cary, North Carolina. We are the locally owned small business for pets that offers holistic and natural foods and treats for both cats and dogs.

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