Archive for May, 2010

Adopt a Dog

Monday, May 24th, 2010

If you love dogs and want one or more in your life, think “ADOPTION!”
Click here to see some reasons to Adopt a Dog!

Why should you adopt?

Well for one reason, you’re literally saving two lives… the life of the dog you adopt and the life of the dog who finds shelter in the kennel space.  The sad fact of life is that in these hard economic times, shelters are being stressed to the limits and beyond.  Adopting a dog is a wonderful way to support our local humane agencies.

Another fact is that when you adopt a dog, you got a much better chance of finding the perfect match for you and your family.  Shelter workers usually have a pretty good grasp of the dog’s temperament.  That’s a great way to ensure that you won’t have to bring the dog back because the pup wasn’t what you’d expected.

And then there’s the fact that shelter dogs are vaccinated, neutered or spayed and micro-chipped before or right after you adopt.  This cuts down on vet bills, tremendously.  Will you be asked to pay an adoption fee? Yes, but the fee represents a fraction of the shelter’s costs of caring for the dog and vet bills, which means it’s just a mere percent that you have to pay for something that would have normally cost hundreds.

Finally, generally speaking, shelter dogs will bond quickly with their new companions.  It is not uncommon for these dogs to be uprooted from their happy homes due to divorce, death, or some other lifestyle change, that they do go through a mourning process, so once they’ve found a loving home again, they want to please the new owners as much as possible to hopefully ensure that they won’t be homeless again. Even dogs that were rescued from the streets, never really knowing a good home, will bond quickly to hopefully ensure that they won’t be rummaging through the trash for their dinner.