There are many wonderful reasons to adopt a puppy from a dog shelter or dog rescue. The first and best reason is that by adopting a puppy you will be saving a life. Millions of loving and terrific companion dogs are euthanized each year at dog shelters and dog pounds only because there is insufficient room or resources to take care of them. The insatiable desire to purchase pure bred dogs is often based upon misunderstanding or a lack of knowledge. Lots of individuals believe you cannot get a fantastic dog in a dog shelter or only pure bred dogs are worth having. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Pet stores often purchase puppies from breeders who operate puppy mills. Dogs that are bred in puppy mills are often the product of in breeding and possess hereditary based health problems that will tax your wallet and heart with veterinary bills and a shorter life span for the dog. .
Additionally, the mothers of those pups are kept in deplorable conditions, cages, unexercised, malnourished and unloved. They are bred nonstop until their bodies cannot make a mess, then disposed of. When you adopt a dog or puppy in a dog pound or rescue you may cover a mere fraction of the cost that pet shops charge for pure bred dogs. So your handbag will thank you as fast as the dog whose life you save when you embrace. Dogs located in dog shelters are some of the most loving and grateful to be rescued pals you will ever find. Many are there because of a death in the family, change in lifestyle, lack of interest, a household move that will not allow a dog and a lot of other reasons that in no way impact on the desirability of their family dog that is currently sitting caged on death row. Yes, death row. Their remains are then sent to a dog shelter to be ground up and added to pet food!
Another terrific reason to adopt is that not every household has the time for the needs of life with a new puppy. Like human babies, dogs need a whole lot of nurturing, training and care a fully grown, adorable mutt, will not. An adopted adult dog may be completely ready for a new house, only needing your love and normal doggy care. Senior citizens who want a puppy to enjoy their golden years with are perhaps best suited to be paired with a senior dog! Calmer, and with less energy than a young dog, embraced senior dogs are an ideal companion for mom, dad or some other senior. Finally, you will find wide variety of puppies ready to be adopted at dog shelters and dog rescues. These include large dogs, little dogs, in between dogs, mutts, purebreds, puppies, middle aged dogs and senior dogs. By embracing, you may save a dog’s life, save money, help in the struggle to put puppy mills out of business. And there help rescue the dogs held as caged prisoners of breeding across the property.