Adopting a dog is not a decision that should be made lightly. Try to use the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) website to find a reputable dog shelter or animal rescue group. Life is not as certain for rescue puppies. The good thing about adopting a pet through an animal shelter or rescue group is that you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.
Probably due to our repeated entreaties in these columns to opt for Indian puppies, this lady chose to adopt a cute Indian puppy. Dog rescue is helping animals that find it hard to fend for them selves and putting them in the rightful homes where animal lovers will care for them.
There are many reasons why pets are put up for pet adoption, although one of the most common unfortunately is the death of a previous owner, where relatives are unable or unwilling to take on responsibility. Before you get attached to a dog, read both the adoption application AND the adoption contract.
The pit bull is the only breed to have graced the cover of Life Magazine three times. It hasn’t been an easy pregnancy and the plan was always to wait until the baby was six months old before adopting a dog. Dogs – some big, some small; some bark, some don’t; some shed, some do not; some dog breeds are known for their smartness, some for their loyalty.
Yes, they do usually get adopted quite quickly, so sometimes it might mean waiting a bit until the one that’s right for you comes along, but adopting a dog should never be something done in haste. This is the picture of Rainbow, the beautiful little puppy adopted from Krupa Animal Hospital, one year ago.