Many can never imagine what kind of abuse dogs suffer in the hands of men. Other owners surrender their dogs to Poodle rescue because they can no longer afford to care for them, or because their housing situation has changed so that it is no longer practical for them to keep a dog. If you are looking to add a pet to your family, please consider adopting one from your local animal shelter.
The animals in shelters did not ask to be there. By adopting a dog you will also decrease the demand to buy puppies at pet stores. A small number of owners give up their dogs because they have a new spouse or child that is allergic to the dog or, for whatever reasons the new relationship interferes with dog ownership.
Search and rescue dogs assist in recovering disaster victims, saving lives every day. Primarily, dogs are pack animals. However, because it is based on lies to unsuspecting people and involves our faithful pets, it is at best sleazy. Bergh, a fierce defender of horses, dogs, and all animals against abuse he dedicated his life to the organization he founded in 1866, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA.
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.
One highly-anticipated annual fundraiser is Barkitecture, a benefit for area animal welfare organizations including Blue Dog Rescue. If an adopted animal and your current pets could not work things out, you might still be approved. Rescue dogs are rarely left alone.