Save a life……
Every year adoptable dogs are euthanized because too many dogs end up in shelters. Before you buy from a breeder, consider a rescue organization or local animal shelter. There are some great dogs in need of new homes. This also gives you the option of adopting a mature dog instead of a puppy. Read on for tips on Why You Should Rescue A Dog
You’ll get a great dog….
Rescue organizations and shelters are full of happy, healthy dogs just waiting for a loving home. Many issues that bring dogs to shelters were not their faults or problems with the dogs but instead problems with their humans. Unable to bring the dog along because of a move. Lack of time to spend with their dog and sometimes even the death of the owner. These can be great dogs, looking forward to life with a family.
Most adopted dogs will already be spayed or neutered and often vaccinated and sometimes even microchipped. That could save a lot on upfront costs. Some will be housebroken and also trained to do tricks so you can impress your friends!
The status of being a rescuer……
You get to tell everyone that you rescued a dog! Post pictures of your new dog and let everyone know they can adopt a dog that needs a family too!
Do not support a puppy mill……
Make sure you get your dog from a rescue organization with a good reputation or a shelter. Avoid pet stores or online sources; you do not want to support a puppy mill that often has poor conditions and overbreeding practices. If you choose to purchase from a breeder, check the facilities and the care given to the moms before you buy. If they are unwilling to share this information with you, that should be a red flag, do not purchase your dog from them.
Your home and your heart will thank you…..
Many rescue dogs have already been house trained, especially mature dogs. Trained dogs will make it easier on your rugs and possibly your shoes……past the puppy chewing stage!
Dogs give unconditional love! They have also been shown to offer physical, psychological, and emotional benefits to their humans. Caring for a dog provides a sense of purpose and prevents loneliness.
Adoption helps more than just one dog….
By adopting a dog from a rescue organization or shelter, you free up space for another dog in need of being adopted. You’re giving more dogs a second chance, as well as your adoption fees going towards helping other dogs in need of rescuing and care.
Most importantly, you will change your life by adding a furry friend. Open your heart to the unconditional love of a dog!
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