You are bound to find more puppies and kittens available for adoption at places like the Door County campus of the Wisconsin Humane Society. Spring often brings more puppies and kittens to animal shelters nationwide as dogs and cats not spayed or neutered begin to mate. The Best Friends Animal Society reports that there are 100,000 more animals available for adoption this year compared to last year when some families that bought or adopted furry companions during the early stages of the pandemic began bringing them back. Wisconsin Humane Society Vice President of Communications Angela Speed encourages people to set up an appointment with their team first if they are able to take care of a pet.
If you cannot commit to adopting, Speed adds that the Wisconsin Humane Society is always looking for foster homes for their animals, so there is at least somewhere they can go while the pets wait for their forever home.