A shelter pet is more than one in a million—she's one in 2.7 million. That's the number of adoptable dogs and cats who are euthanized each year in North America simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people adopt.

Shelters are overcrowded. Adoption will not only save the life of the pet you are adopting but will also make room and free up precious resources for another animal that the shelter will take in. Adopting an animal from a shelter is the best way to help the shelter continue its work. Shelters are meant to only house animals temporarily, and in order to be able to help more animals in need, shelters must find loving adoptive homes for the animals they take in.

Shelters are full of healthy, sweet and smart animals who were surrendered not because of their behavior but generally due to the issues of their guardians. The most common reasons animals are surrendered is because of a change in circumstances of their family: a divorce, a move, a new baby or because their family was not ready for all the responsibilities of having a pet and “no longer has time for them”. Shelters and rescue groups offer adoptable dogs, cats and many other animals of all ages, breeds, mixes and sizes.

The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save your animal and open up shelter space for another animal who might need it.

This is DAISY. Daisy was rescued from a high kill shelter in California in 2015. Malnurished and mistreated by her original owners, she needed a permanent home to prevent euthanization. Most dogs only have 90 days in a shelter before they are put down and Daisy was on her last week before being adopted!

At JOHNYS, we're focused on more than just producing steezy blankets and sweaters - we want to help change lives. Dogs give us a lifetime of unconditional love and loyalty—what more could we ask for? Help us stop the number of abandoned/euthanized animals. Adopting from a shelter is an act of rescue and love. It is a good deed for you, for the shelter, but especially for the animal who needs you. Added to the pleasure of having a new companion, you’ll be happy to be the one who was able to offer him/her a second chance. Visit your local shelter and give a pet a new home and a second chance at life.



For more information on adoption visit your local shelter. #adoptdontshop