Sad eyes, droopy whiskers, and the sound of whimpering animals fill pet rescue centers across Berks County. These sad, lonely animals need someone to give them a place that will fill their furry hearts with love again. A place they can call home. Hundreds of animals are found roaming the streets alone trying to fend for themselves. Adoption and rescue centers give them an opportunity to find a family that will care for them in ways the shelters do not have the resources to do.There are plenty of options when it comes to breeds of the animals and their ages, really something for everyone! If you are considering adopting a new pet, why not check out the Pet Smart located in Berkshire Square. They have many loving animals waiting for a place to call their home, they also have exotic animals, such as snakes. If you’re looking for a furry cuddle buddy, but dogs aren’t your first choice, they also have cats of all kinds. Some of the cats were rescued or abandoned and they need some love and affection. Some may be shy, so it will take some getting used to when you first bring them home.There are many reasons why you should adopt a pet, for example, they will love you unconditionally. Once they are comfortable with you, they will show you love like no other. They truly have the power to heal. In the article “The Healing Power of Animals” the author states the positive impact her puppy has had on her. “She makes us laugh when we’re grouchy, she soothes the kids when they’re sad, and even when she’s done something really agitating, I find myself cuddling her and calling her “baby”. You’re probably thinking, “how can an animal have this effect on me?” Let’s put it this way, imagine coming home after a long stressful day at work and seeing your new adopted cat waiting for you at the front door with her big bright eyes just waiting for you to come home. Just seeing the look on their face will make you forget about the stresses of your day.It’s important to take care of your pet, but your pet can also take care of you. By adopting an animal you’re also saving a life. That animal probably went through a lot of hard times before you adopted them. You’re saving their lives and welcoming them into your family and making them apart of it. Many shelters are overloaded with homeless animals, you’ll also be freeing up some space for other recused animals.Don’t worry about your new pet not being trained, because while they are waiting to be adopted, they are being house trained too. You won’t regret your decision. You’re changing a homeless animal’s life and gaining a new best friend, what more could you ask for?