In Case You and Your family are contemplating adding a new dog to your family, I hope you will consider visiting the local dog shelter before purchasing a puppy from a breeder. There are lots of wonderful pure bred dogs which are residing in Shelters, since they no longer have a home with their families. Some of these dogs are abandoned, left in homes or backyards when the owners moved away. I have a very tough time trying to understand why anyone would do so to their companion animal, because there are a whole lot of women and men who would be delighted to help rehome their pup, instead of just abandoning it.
If you think That dogs in shelters aren’t any good, they are damaged merchandise, then you truly do not know about dog shelters. Lots of them are terrible places, filled with death and fear. But many are authentic rescue shelters and try very tricky to place every dog that comes through their doors. Many dogs live in foster homes just awaiting their Forever Home. Sometimes, a dog that is been left behind experiences psychological stresses which we can never imagine. A fantastic loving home can overcome these terrible memories. I have had the privilege to adopt 4 shield dogs within the last ten decades. Going to a shelter is always an emotional experience for me. The dogs try so hard to get your attention, as though they are saying pick me, pick me. I often visit shelters only to help walk the dogs and pay some attention to them as they wait to be adopted.
I recently Adopted two rescued dogs which were literally thrown out of a car into traffic. Fortunately, some people witnessed this and got them till they were run over! They are pure bred Shih Tzus. Most shelters have their rescued dogs vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered. If there is any medical issue, they will notify you. Most these contribute to dog shelter are housebroken and they will tell you if they are good with children and other dogs and cats. The adoption fee covers those services; however, it is still less than you could expect to pay a breeder and you are giving a home to a dog who wants it. And believe me, when I say that the adopted dog will do more for You can do! They give and give. If you visit your neighbourhood dog shelters and you still do not find Your forever companion, then you can go online to the Petfinder site.