If you have been thinking of getting a new dog, have you considered all the options available to you? The obvious choice people make, when considering a new dog is to go to a registered reputable dog breeder. This may appear to be the ideal first choice for a lot of people but it is definitely worth considering other options. There is an alternative – adopting a rescue puppy or adult dog.
There are many rescue dogs that are without homes at animal rescue centres. These dogs are often a victim of circumstances ranging from either an owner has died, or their care cannot be manage their any more but many have been abandoned or rescued from maltreatment. Sadly through no fault of their own, many of these dogs end up homeless. Adopting a rescue dog from an animal rescue centre is a great way to offer a loving home to one of these dogs.
A lot of people may have concerns that they may end up with an unhealthy dog, or a dog with behavioural problems by getting one from an animal rescue centre. Most animal rescue centres will conduct checks on a dog for good health and temperament, so any problems can be identified and you will be told about them. Many dog rescue centres offer in-house training where required for rescue dogs to increase the chances of a dog finding a new home. Which is great for everybody!
The best way to go about adopting a dog is to pay a visit to your nearest animal rescue centre. Explain to the staff there, what kind of dog would suit you and your family. Consider your lifestyle or if you have very small children. Similarly if you have an apartment with less space may not be suitable for a larger dog that require vast amounts of exercise and room to roam. A bit of forethought and planning before you arrive at the animal rescue centre will make finding the perfect dog for you that much easier.
Adopting from an animal rescue centre is a great way to get a new companion and a great way to provide a new and happy future for your dog.