I love animals and have owned dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, birds and a hamster (Bo, named after John Schneider’s character on the Dukes of Hazzard). Back then we went to our local discount stores like Gemco or Fedco to stock up on food for the critters and even periodically went to the feed store to purchase hay to keep our animals warm in their hutches and homes.
These days I only have one dog and a few outdoor tweety birds to care for and while I still go to the discount store to pick up food, I now plug in my computer and shop for all the other supplies I need online. The Internet offers so many different pet supply websites you could buy everything from housebreaking aids to horse equipment. My last purchase was glucosamine chondroitin for my aging dalmatian who has arthritis in her back. Without the Internet, I am sure I would have paid a lot more for the bucket of chews that help keep her joints working well and walking every night. I’ve also purchased a rain coat, flea treatments, an elevated pet bed, and many other items for her – all at great prices that beat my local discount and pet stores.
I think the best thing that has happened by joining the pet world and world-wide web is the ability find and adopt a suitable pet. Many shelters and organizations now have the ability to post photos, profiles and forms online for prospective pet owners to peruse. It’s kind of like a dating site for animals! With this technology, a sheltie in Sacramento might find its forever home with a single lady in Oregon – something that would never have happened without getting plugged in. Talk about a win-win! If you want to provide a loving home for an abandoned animal, please consider using one of these online pet adoption sites. It will do your heart good.
Have you scored any great pet deals online? If so, let us know! We’d especially love to hear if you adopted an animal you found online…we love stories that have happy endings.