Looking for a virtual pet? Our organisation adopts a maximum of 5 dogs at a given time, especially because many of the dogs that come to us need to be given a lot of medical care in the beginning, and also because we don’t have shelters and have to keep these dogs in foster homes,” said Hayley Strifler, an Australian national and owner of the charity DSDP.
Slightly less able to be proven is the generally accepted theory that shelter animals are more eager to please their new families than a pampered pet store animal would be. There is a theory that a rescued animal feels so much gratitude for being removed from the shelter by its new family that they try to express that by trying to please their new family even more.
I feel bad for poor Hannah, what with her havin’ such an unqualified, potential tail mutilatin’, requirement failin’ mother, like me. I guess loving the breed to the point of distraction, trying to be completly honest, and wanting to give a decent life to another dog counts as nothing.
And if you still feel purebreds or breeder dogs are smarter, just take a look around at the great work former shelter pets are doing. Adopting abandoned, injured or orphan pets from rescue shelters or animal homes has many positive sides to it. If you’re considering adopting a stray dog, you should know that there are both challenges and rewards.
It is very sad and common occurrence and it is very difficult for agencies like ours to take care of so many dogs. By adopting a stray dog, you also help reduce the number of strays in the United States. Every breed and every mix you can think of. If you want a purebred there’s many available in rescue (approximately 30% of dogs in rescues and shelters are purebred), or you can reach out to a breed specific rescue.