My wife and I got our first dog, Riley, in August of 2018 coming from a breeder. She is a full-blooded golden retriever and it is the very best dog on the globe. Now, this was before we knew the struggles of overpopulation in dog shelters around the country. After having Riley for a while, my wife and I became fans of Animal Planet and, after watching various shows about dogs, we thought we would adopt our second dog, Olive, a combination breed of lab and cocker spaniel. After seeing the love that Olive gives our way of life, we have decided to adopt from now on for many reasons.
I bet if you were to go to your local pet shelter, you would see that almost all of their kennels are stuffed with animals prepared to be adopted. You might even observe that some dogs have been there for months or even years.
There are way too many dogs that might be put down because they have been in the shelter too long or the shelter won’t have the bedroom or resources.
By adopting, you will lay aside plenty of money. It is so less costly to consider than buy a pet. All the dogs will be spayed or neutered and vaccinated and there’s just a small adoption fee, usually between $50-100.
4.You get a healthy dog
There is the misconception that all dogs who are at shelters or humane societies are sick or are already abused for some reason. That is not the situation whatsoever. Most shelters care for each of the vaccinations and then any hospital treatment before they’re up for adoption. They often perform temperament tests to ascertain if your pet is acceptable before putting up for adoption.