A shelter is an organization that rescues homeless pets in the community. It has a physical location that you can visit that is not in someone's home, but rather a stand alone location, where rescued dogs, cats and sometimes other animals are housed in a kennel type environment.What is a dog adoption?
A mixed breed dog at an animal shelter. Pet adoption is the process of taking responsibility for a pet that a previous owner has abandoned or released to a shelter or rescue organization. Common sources for adoptable pets are animal shelters and rescue groups.