There have been a lot of times when dogs have been removed from their previous homes because they are being mistreated or neglected. Try to use the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) website to find a reputable dog shelter or animal rescue group. Many dogs end up in shelters because of irresponsible breeding practices. These types of dogs are often listed as “mix” puppies. 7. Price – A purebred animal can cost anywhere from $500.00 and up. A rescue pet is usually anywhere from $10.00 (for gerbils, hamsters and mice) to $200.00 (for a dog already “fixed”).
Dogs are not always born into homes or other organized environments. A third reason is that people do not foresee a situation in which the rescue group would feel the need to reclaim the dog. The retirement age for most service dogs is 8 years of age, which means they have many years of life left to bring you enjoyment as a pet.
This is a rescue process where healthy and treatable animals are not killed even when the shelter is full. Amandine is one of the co-founders of Care for Dogs. Individuals and families wishing to adopt a pet from Blue Dog Rescues …Read more →