Don’t Shop – Adopt

Bahamas is certainly not short of two things, unowned dogs and unowned cats. Here are some compelling reasons to adopt rather than buy an animal.

  • Buying a pet can easily cost $500 to $1,000 or more. Adoption costs less than $50 and all pets are vaccinated and spayed/neutered depending on whether the pet comes from the city shelter or a rescue group that has spent money on boarding, vets and grooming.

  • You’re getting more for your money if you get a mixed breed such as a Potcake or Potcat. They are likely to live longer and cost less in vet bills than a pure breed. Many purebred dogs are prone to developing health problems ranging from breathing difficulties to hip dysplasia to an enlarged heart

  • When you adopt a pet, you are saving a life!

  • If you adopt, you get your choice of any age. Though puppies and kittens are cute and cuddly, they can also be a handful. An adult or older pet may be a better fit for you. For example, adopting an adult dog who’s already house-trained and knows basic cues is often much easier than adopting a puppy, who must be taught these things.

  • You get just as much love (if not more). An adopted pet is every bit as loving, intelligent and loyal as a purchased pet, even if you get an adult or older animal.


If you would like to adopt a dog or cat please contact the Bahamas Humane Society on 323-5138. You can check out their Facebook Page to view some of the animals available for adoption right now. Some of these animals were rescued by Baark!

view all Puppies and Dogs for adoption

view all Kittens and Cats for adoption