Top 10 reasons to adopt a dog: Mutt Monday

The top 10 reasons for adopting a dog

1. Save a dog’s life.

Pets end up homeless due to puppy mills, and overbreeding.

Adopt, Don’t Shop

2. Learn from knowledgeable shelter staff. Through their long experience, they help people choose the best dogs for their needs and limitations. Shelter staff know which dogs need high levels of exercise, and which dogs that love cuddling and napping.

Get a pet that fits your exercise habits.

“Ethical breeders” should offer this type of family meeting, due to wanting to secure the best fit for their puppies.  Breeders should interview each potential buyer in a face to face meeting. When breeders care, they want to place puppies in a forever home, which means meeting all family members and other pets.

3. Animal shelters also take in puppies and purebred dogs.

4. Shelter dogs must pass temperament tests for aggression and biting.

5. Shelters give help selecting a pet fits each family’s experience with training dogs.

Puppy sellers do not help buyers become knowledgeable about dogs.

6. Shelter pets get examined by veterinarians, and are given wellness medications.

7. Save money. Avoid the heartbreak and the expense of endless medical bills due to genetic health conditions. Shelters put animal welfare first. Their work and knowledge makes them want to inform you of any potential or diagnosed medical conditions.

Never buy a puppy on the Internet because a majority of those animals come at the suffering of dogs locked up in filthy, unhealthy, and inhumane conditions.

8. Animal shelters pay for spaying or neutering each dog.

People who buy puppies, pay all medical costs.

9. Animal shelter staff want to find a kind and forever home for each animal in their care. They will set up a pre-adoption meeting so all your family and pets can interact with your potential new dog. Do this before taking a new dog or puppy home.

1o. Animal shelters often microchip each homeless pet. Microchips help you recover your pet if he or she gets lost.

Cute Faced Marshall

This young healthy dog not only looks handsome, he loved his new mom and could barely stand still for this photograph because he knew she was taking him for a walk.

Big Gold Dog Stands

Look at this healthy young dog, I guessed he was about six months old when his new pet parent adopted him. This dog loves his new dad. We held his leash so his dad could go into the market and buy food.

Save a life today. Adopt a pet from an animal shelter.

On Petfinder I saw nearly 500 Bichon Frise dogs waiting for adoption in California.

Bugalooo, oh what a name.

Bugaloo on Petfinder waits at a southern Calfiornia dog rescue
Bugaloo on Petfinder waits at a southern Calfiornia dog rescue

Bichon Frise & Poodle Mix • Young • Male • Small

Sparky and the Gang Long Beach, CA Please call or email to meet this dog today.

sparkyandthegang@yahoo.com
310-621-1417

Adopt, Don’t Shop, Save the Life of a Dog...

Global Animal Overbreeding

2 thoughts on “Top 10 reasons to adopt a dog: Mutt Monday

  1. Such a wonderful, important post, Deborah! I’m so glad you’re putting the word out to adopt. Our shelters are over-crowded as it is. And no, I can’t imagine there are Almost 500 Bichons on Petfinder in California! Our C-Dog is part Bichon and he’s great! We know from other Bichokns what a terrific breed that is. Hope lots of people read your post and go out and adopt!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s