There are many wonderful reasons to adopt a dog from a dog shelter or dog rescue. Germany does not have a lot of strays, consequently a number of dogs (and cats) are transported in from Eastern Europe and Spain, where they are many. Zule would be well suited to family life but as yet has little experience with very small children and care would need to be taken for a proper introduction and handling in case Zule becomes overwhelmed.
Not all adult dogs are turned over to the shelter because they are problem dogs. American Humane established Adopt-A-Dog Month® in October 1981 as an annual event to encourage people to save lives and enhance their own lives by adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue group.
Sometimes we forget that most of the animals that become homeless are great pets that had less than stellar owners or the owners had to face insurmountable obstacles that made keeping their pet impossible. Of course, every abandoned dog will not be fortunate enough to hit the screen as Benji did, but that won’t stop the pet rescuers from being happy for rescuing these poor animals.
Not all of these animals are vicious or “bad”, some of them are simply paying the price for their owner’s carelessness or disregard. All adoption fees will be based on what the adopter chooses to donate for their new, four-legged friend (no animals will be adopted for $0).
By adopting a mature pet, the family doesn’t have to go through the extremely destructive phase of chewing or housebreaking, in many cases. Usually people choose to adopt a pup and as a result the shelters are flooded with senior pets. My name is Luke, I am interested in adopting a dog.