If you have always wanted a dog but feel because you live in a smaller home or apartment it would not be fair to the animal you may wish to reconsider. Your vet, the local dog shelter or dog rescue can provide you with information. You may also find that puppies from rescue organizations are in better health than puppies straight from pet stores, because the rescues have gotten them veterinarian care and fostered them through any health problems they may have had.
These are dogs that are very well adjusted to being around people, generally pretty healthy and their training is the best. These “life dogs” wear a harness or tow a buoy that victims can grab. If you have an urgent need to re-home your dog ask whether a member of your family or friend will foster him until such time as you can find a permanent home for him.
Companionship and bonding: adopting a dog means you have a companion who can go anywhere with you from the beginning, instead of waiting for her to grow up so you can take her further than the front yard and she can ride in the car with you instead of being left at home all the time.
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.
Also, the animal shelter or breeder might not give some of the newer vaccines like Lyme disease so you can opt to have your vet do this if it is desired. It is not practically possible to find good, responsible homes for all these animals. B. Take time to pick a pet that is suitable for you and your family.