A dog shelter or animal rescue group is a good starting point in your quest to find the perfect four-legged companion. Getting a pet from a pet store or animal shelter is easy but once you get home you probably wished you had planned first. Children should always be supervised with animals but many adult dogs have figured out little kids aren’t little dogs. It’s good to keep a few things in mind before adopting a dog.
Often rescue groups receive pets that require a great deal of care and rehabilitation before they can be released for adoption. Therefore, if you are concerned about forming a bond with a pet with a relatively short lifespan, you may not want to adopt a pet rabbit.
An adopted adult dog may be fully ready for a new home, just needing your love and regular doggy care. Before you get attached to a dog, read both the adoption application AND the adoption contract. The majority of shelters are not-for-profit & are not interested in making money off of adoptions.
There are a lot of places to find adult dogs needing homes. Sadly between 3 to 4 million dogs and cats are being euthanized each year because too many people are giving away their pets compared with the few that adopt them. You can check with your local pet supply stores as to when they will be hosting their next pet adoption days.
They also find lost dogs which they reunite with their owners. Our experts at , the largest non-profit pet adoption website, with support from The Petco Foundation, have created a simple, reliable, free program to help you place your pet from your loving home directly to another.