One of the best ways to combat puppy mills and greedy backyard breeders who care very little for the health and well-being of our beloved canine companions, is to adopt from your local shelter or other animal rescue organization. There are many misconceptions about adopting mature dogs. In looking at your website pictures, I see that you have a variety of dogs, some with tails, some without, some older dog and some puppies. FACT-Shelters spend a lot of money to help the animals that they take in. The dogs have to be fed, vaccinated & in some cases, spayed or neutered.
MYTH-It costs a lot of money to adopt a shelter dog. If a dog is adopted with a chronic health condition they will be entitled to subsidised vet care. Dogs found at dog shelters are some of the most loving and grateful to be rescued pals you will ever find. This may be more if you are adopting a dog from a pedigree breeder.
There are just fewer puppies brought to animal shelters. On June 18th more than 280 local pet lovers, pet parents, animal advocates and ARLGP friends joined us at the Holiday Inn by the Bay to support Greater Portland animals in need. If you have small children, you need to be sure that they will understand and follow some basic rules before adopting a dog.
Another reward to adopting a stray dog is the love and companionship of the pet. There are some fine animals that, unless adopted, have to be sadly put down. Each year, an estimated 3-4 million animals waiting in shelters for someone to give them a safe, loving home never find a hero to adopt them and, tragically, are euthanized.
These precautions help ensure that the pet is moving into a lasting and stable environment instead of an impulse adoption that will end up on their doorstep in a week or two again. Monikas Doggie Rescue has investigated her breathing issues and specialists suggest to leave it alone as dogs breathe more through their mouth than nostrils.