There are many wonderful reasons to adopt a dog from a dog shelter or dog rescue. Your lifestyle: you should think about your lifestyle when adopting a new pet. When you adopt a stray dog, you have to work to be extra gentle with it as you teach it how to socialize with humans (and other animals). Shelters are full of dogs who became the wrong” match as they grew up—but who may be right for you whether that is large or small; active or sedentary; sweet or brilliant.
This is very important, particularly for people who will have their dog or cat around children a lot. There are just fewer puppies brought to animal shelters. There are a lot more animals available than can ever possibly be adopted out. Most of us hop around puppy stores to get the cutest of all dogs for our family.
Millions of loving and wonderful companion dogs are euthanized every year at dog shelters and dog pounds simply because there is not enough room or resources to care for them. The reality is that a puppy is just as demanding as a human baby and needs constant attention from new owners, particularly because …Read more →