Adopting a dog is not a decision that should be made lightly. If you have been looking to introduce a new, young pup into your family, this is a wonderful opportunity to meet some great dogs. We provide a safe ‘haven’ for animals for life should they not be adopted or are deemed un-adoptable. This isn’t just about saving rescue animals (which of course is awesome), it’s about making the right match between dog and owner to begin with.
There are many dogs that are up for adoption, but generally they will be mixed breed dogs. In fact many pet owners would not like to take their dogs to nearby parks for walking as they are too much worried about the dog being attacked by street dogs. That is why you should prepare yourself first before embarking into the world of adopting a pet.
If nobody comes to reclaim the animal, the animal is then offered for adoption. Adopting a pet from a shelter can cost a lot less than buying a pet at the pet store or from a breeder, especially when taking into account the fees for neutering and vaccination. If you’re thinking about getting a dog, be a hero and consider adopting a rescue animal or a dog from your local shelter.
By adopting a dog you will also decrease the demand to buy puppies at pet stores. One of the benefits that people often overlook when they adopt a dog is that most centres take a detailed description of your circumstances and match you to the ideal dog. They’re committed to making sure their dogs are placed with the right family.
The shelter staff are usually very knowledgeable about the animals in the shelter and willing to help you make a good selection. Calmer, and with less energy than a young dog, adopted senior dogs are the perfect companion for mom, dad or any senior. MYTH-A lot of the dogs in shelters are ‘damaged goods’ or vicious.