I often hear people asking “How much does it cost to adopt a dog?” and I know they are speaking of the actual cost for the dog. Animal shelters usually have puppies, mature dogs and purebreds to select from and will allow people to spend time with a dog before adopting. House training: Dogs that have been put up for adoption are usually house-trained, as they have been living in someone’s home – either with their previous owner or a in a foster home.
Rescue shelters provide a safe environment and care until the right family comes along. Puppy mills have become a great problem in majority of countries not only due to the lack of proper care provided to the dogs but also the poor conditions they live in. Not all of these animals are vicious or “bad”, some of them are simply paying the price for their owner’s carelessness or disregard.
Animal shelters are required to adhere to the health policies in their particular community. Animal shelters are usually run by people who really like animals and so euthanizing the animal, especially if the animal is young, healthy and friendly, is a very difficult decision to make.
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