The saying, adopt a dog, save a life has never embodied a more urgent a plea. Most rescues do not believe there is any acceptable reason to put down a dog. The growing awareness that most pet stores selling puppies get those puppies from puppy mills is having two major consequences. If you can’t find what you want at your local shelter, try a private shelter or rescue society.
The rescue service utilizes volunteers, excellent pet housing and medical protocols in order to lower the number of homeless animals. There are untrustworthy wholesale breeders and dog brokers that become “a rescue shelter” because they don’t meet federal and state mandated requirements for breeders or shelters.
Adult dogs bond very quickly to new owners – this is their new “pack” and they adapt very readily when they know they are cared for and loved. Your local shelter is an excellent place to view and handle a wide variety of animals. Some people like to purchase dogs because they are devoted to one breed.
Another wonderful reason to adopt is that not every family has the time for the demands of life with a new puppy. Your adoption fee helps cover the expenses that Poodle rescue incurred to rescue and care for your dog before you adopted it. Many people believe that no “good dogs” are to be found at a pound.
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”).