Adoption means a healthier puppy as your pet. Some people might have the misconception that puppies in shelters have something wrong with them. In fact, most puppies for adoption end up in shelters not because of any problem with pet behavior or health issues, but because they were dropped off by someone who simply didn't have the time or money to care for the animals. In some cases pets are lost and never found by their owners. These animals are healthy and very eager to please. Shelters have puppies of all breeds, including purebred puppies. Purebred puppies sometimes end up in shelters because a puppy breeder was not able to sell all the puppies. These people are sometimes called "backyard" puppy breeders. They are people who breed puppies as a hobby or to make money, but don’t make a commitment to the puppies for life if they cannot find them a home. While people often think they want a purebred puppy from a puppy breeder, they might not realize that often mixed-breed puppies are genetically healthier. Less inbreeding means less inherited genetic disease and breed related defects, lower vet bills and happier little animals! Adoption is a win-win for puppies and pet lovers. How can you find a puppy to love you for life? It’s simple: Adopt!