The top reasons that most dogs are surrendered to shelters are ‘no time’, we are moving’ ‘allergies’& ‘new baby’ These are usually thinly veiled answers for other underlying reasons. The one I worked for demanded Fosters to take their dogs to rescue friendly vets”. Getting a pet from a pet store or animal shelter is easy but once you get home you probably wished you had planned first. Most will have a section on their site about how to adopt a rescue dog.
Don’t be discouraged if, when you first visit the shelter, there are no animals of the breed or type you want. Unfortunately, there are only 3,500 shelters in the U.S., which if you look at the numbers just are not enough to house all the animals. The advantage of going to a Bichon Frise rescue centre is the expertise that the staff will have when dealing with this breed of dog.
What: The Bin Kitty Collective is a welfare-enabling group, helping people to help distressed or stray animals. Animal shelters usually have puppies, mature dogs and purebreds to select from and will allow people to spend time with a dog before adopting. In fact, you are interested in getting a dog from a shelter you can increase your chances of completing a successful adoption if you make some observations and you are not afraid to ask the shelter’s personnel some necessary questions.
Unless your purpose for having a dog in your life is to have a show dog, or to produce purebred puppies to sell to worthy pet parents, I strongly believe you should look into adoption from the shelter first. Some dogs have lived in very loving homes and are only looking for a new forever home because their previous owners were unable to keep them.
A good rescue centre will know each dog’s personality and temperament and will be able to match your family’s needs to an appropriate dog. By adopting a stray dog (and having it spayed or neutered), you reduce the number of dogs that will eventually end up strays themselves.