Alrighty folks, here are 10 REAL ADVANTAGES to adopting your next dog from a shelter. Not things like, “Because there are so many dogs in need.” or, “Because petting dogs lowers your blood pressure.” NO. While these things are true, they are just reasons to get a dog. Which if you’re here, you’ve probably already decided you want to do. What follows will be reasons that it is advantageous for you to adopt your next dog from a shelter.