There have been a lot of times when dogs have been removed from their previous homes because they are being mistreated or neglected. Some people like to go to their dog a couple of times in the first couple of nights so the dog knows you haven’t left the house – but that can become a habit hard to break. Bringing a rescue dog home can be scary for you and your family. So unless you’re sure of finding good homes for all your puppies and kittens, it is advisable to not breed your pets, better yet to get them spayed or neutered.
If you’re looking for a dog to be a companion and share your home and your heart, adopting is a wonderful way to find that special dog. The maximum amount of time a potential adopter can hold an animal is 6 days. There are lots of pets in need of good homes, so even if you don’t see your new pet in the photos, please get in touch.
When adopting a dog you will of course need to visit an animal shelter. If you want to select from a wide variety of pets, the best time of year is during spring and early fall which are breeding seasons. Once you’re standing in front of a cage, it’s easy to say, “Well, he’s a lot bigger than I expected, and I really wanted a female, but oh he’s SO cute!” No amount of love or training will help if your dog needs more exercise than you can provide.
Know about all the different dog breeds and know which one is right for you – that if you wish to own one as a pet. The first night I got no sleep, I watched them like a hawk to observe the new foster’s behavior and how my other dogs reacted to him or her.
If not, look at adopting a quiet, small to medium sized dog who will be easily maintained and trained. Microchipping is our #1 way of reuniting lost pets with their owners, and this is a particularly important time to encourage microchipping as July 4th approaches.