There have been a lot of times when dogs have been removed from their previous homes because they are being mistreated or neglected. Be sure to ask the animal rescue group for a tour of the premises so you can examine the conditions your potential dog has lived in. The conditions of the facilities should also be examined but animal rescue groups aren’t subject to the same type of state or local inspection that a shelter is subject to. Ask the manager or owner of the rescue group if they are incorporated as a non-profit in your state.
As we see it, it is the support of a no-kill policy locally and nationwide when it comes to homeless dogs, promoting spay neuter to help achieve that goal and to place homeless dogs in loving homes who are our natural companions and not disposable trash.
If you ever watch animal cops like i do, you’d notice that about 80% of ALL abused dogs are pitbulls. Some owners abandon their dogs, and they end up in Poodle rescue. New Leash on Life, like thousands dog adoption and pet rescue groups has a singular and overriding goal, that of rescuing and rehabilitating homeless dogs, then finding forever homes for their grateful wards.
Dog shelters were developed to keep stray dogs from possible harm, both as victims and perpetrators. Unlike the plastic toys, “Puppy in my pocket” and “Littlest Pet Shop,” dogs have feelings, and proper treatment of them and care for them DO matter. Sometimes people buy a puppy, and when that puppy gets too big, decide they can’t keep it anymore.
Ideally, neglected or abused dogs require adult families where at least one person is home at all times to care and treat the dog inside the home. Volunteers will ascertain how he or she interacts with children, adults, and other pets, and provide this information to prospective adoptive families, allowing them a clear picture of the dog’s state of health and socialization.