In my ongoing research into dog rescue groups, I have discovered an alarming change that some groups are making to their adoption contracts. In many locations, animal control agencies bring animals to the shelters. In the case of pet store puppies that answer is often a puppy mill, where dogs live crowded together in cages and never get to romp on green grass or see the fresh air. These “meet and greet” sessions are intended to introduce the dogs and the organization to prospective owners and volunteers, raising awareness and encouraging owners to spay and neuter their own pets.
The ultimate goal of any of these shelters is to find a permanent home for the animals, whether that means returning them to their previous home or finding new adoptive owners. Animal shelters are places where unwanted, stray, or abandoned animals are provided a home, mostly a temporary one, until a permanent home can be found.
You’ll also want to budget for dog bowls for food and water, a leash and collar or harness, pet id tag, toys, doggie dental necessities like toothbrush and toothpaste, brush, shampoo, nail clipper and any vitamins or other grooming supplies your particular breed may require.
Or there is the RSPCA (or SPCA), or your local dog shelters. Dogs found at dog shelters are some of the most loving and grateful to be rescued pals you will ever find. Abandoned and abused dogs are now found in many shelters across the country and are waiting for a new owner to take them home and care for them.
Our pets look to us to care for their every need for their entire life. A rescue consist of a group that helps to rescue dogs that have been mistreated or that are homeless. Make sure your dog has been micro-chipped This is a simple little device injected under the skin and will help identify your new adopted dog in case the dog ever gets lost and is brought to a dog shelter or dog rescue.