It has now been almost a year since I had a very bad experience with a local puppy mill dog rescue. However, it becomes necessary when the animal shelter does not have sufficient funds or the required manpower, to look after all the animals that are brought into the shelter. For dogs that can be nursed back to health, shelters can provide a safe place for recuperation.
If not, then you can still start your own event working with dog adoption and dog rescue groups in your home town, and make a difference in the quest to find an adoptive home for every dog. Dogs – some big, some small; some bark, some don’t; some shed, some do not; some dog breeds are known for their smartness, some for their loyalty.
Some people bring their puppies to the shelters themselves because they don’t know what else to do with them. In fact, some twenty-five to thirty percent of dogs abandoned at shelters are purebred. When you adopt a dog or puppy at a dog pound or rescue you will pay a mere fraction of the price that pet stores charge for “pure bred” dogs.
Most dog rescue centres work hard to make sure they place these dogs in their “forever homes.” Their matchmaking efforts are based on a thorough evaluation of both the dogs and their prospective new owners. Poodle rescue maintains relationships with foster families, groomers, shelters and veterinarians to make sure all rescue Poodles are groomed, examined and are current in their vaccinations and heartworm medications.
Many people think that you can’t get a good dog at a dog shelter or that only pure bred dogs are worth having. Know about all the different dog breeds and know which one is right for you – that if you wish to own one as a pet. Matching a dog, and a breed, to you and your family is a service that is unique to rehoming centres and can ensure that you get exactly the right dog for you.