Open Your Home & Heart to a Finned Family Member
Koi need forever homes, too! For pond enthusiasts, freshwater exotic and ornamental fish may not be available through pet stores or rescues in their area. The High Alert Institute Aquatic Pet Shelter Rehoming Program will be happy to assist you in stocking your new pond or adding a new finned friend to your school.
Coming soon – when you adopt a Koi from the High Alert Institute Aquatic Pet Shelter Rehoming Program, we can arrange for delivery to your door anywhere in the continental United States
WHY ADOPT KOI FISH
Koi Make Great Pets
Owner friendly – If you want to own pets but time demands or allergies would interfere, having a koi pond in your yard may be the perfect solution for you.
Koi fish will nibble their food right out of your hand with little training. Place food on your hand and then lower your hand slowly into the water. They have no teeth, so they cannot bite. As they swim by, hold your hand still in the water and learn which ones will seek to be petted. This lovely gestures make them all the more endearing.
Long lived – Many koi fish live 50 years or longer and may be owned by your family for generations. There is even one famous koi that lived well past 200 years.
Koi are a Healthy, Nature-Friendly Hobby
Nature friendly – You may find that eye-catching and colorful plants arise in the the areas near your koi pond. In turn, these new plants may attract more butterflies and birds, adding to your peaceful space in nature.
Improve your health – Having a koi pond can be a source of relaxation and significant stress relief. Stress is a known risk factor for a number of health ailments such as high blood pressure, certain heart conditions, and anxiety disorders. But the risk of these health issues may be mitigated by having a koi pond to enjoy – a calm place for reflection or meditation. And the gentle physical activity associated with caring for koi and their home can improve strength, balance, coordination, and overall cardiovascular health.
A Koi Pond Provides Moments of Peace & Beauty
Faster recovery and improve longevity – Studies have shown that the stress-free environment provided by fish and their habitats can lower stress levels, contributing to a faster recovery from illness or injury and promoting a longer life.
Reduce negativity – Beautifully designed koi ponds and the soothing sound of water can relax and amaze you at the same time. This a special kind of pet therapy without regard to abilities or disabilities, whether alone or in a group.
Aesthetic appeal – Whether you have hired a high-end designer to create your pond or designed it yourself, a koi pond can add unparalleled elegance and style to your property or garden.
The Hobby Has a Great Social Factor
Pleasure and entertainment for all – There is something unique about watching these colorful creatures. Friends and family, especially children, will find them fascinating.
Positive symbolism – Chinese and Japanese cultures long have regarded koi as symbols of strength, perseverance, love, and good fortune. Some owners will select koi of specific varieties to populate their pond, as different colors have come to symbolize different symbolic characteristics.
KOI ADOPTION AGREEMENT
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Lake Wales, FL 33898
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