Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March Is Adopt a Guinea Pig Month


When considering adopting a pet, it's important to consider the weather before bringing home a new pet. Many people wait for Spring to adopt a pet because it offers the perfect weather for outdoor training, especially for dogs

While many people will adopt a new puppy during the spring, remember that spring is the perfect time to adopt any pet especially a Guinea Pig because March is Adopt a Guinea Pig Month!

The ASPCA declared March 2002 the first Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month to raise awareness about guinea pigs in the shelter system and to celebrate guinea pigs as pets. Did you know that there are 3.3 million guinea pigs in American homes, according to the 2003-2004 National Pet Survey prepared by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, Inc? Yes, there are; because Guinea Pigs are such great pets. Furthermore, there are many Guinea Pigs in shelters that are in need of adoption. Most people do not know that these animals are available at shelters, so rescue one from a shelter if you plan to adopt a Guinea Pig!

Guinea Pigs are great pets for homes without backyards for dogs to run free. They are also great for families with pet allergies, because Guinea Pigs live in cages, which can be secluded from allergy stricken household members. Guinea Pigs are also quiet, affectionate and do not demand constant attention like other pets.

This spring when you are considering adopting a pet, seriously consider making an adorable Guinea Pig to your family.

About the Author: Kerry Perissi is the Founder & Vice President of MEDNET Direct, a leading provider of medical supplies as well as quality puppy pads. For more information and to shop medical supplies wholesale, please visit MEDNET Direct.

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