Friday, October 9, 2009

Adopting a dog

There are many ways that people choose a new family dog. Some search the newspaper ads for breeders selling new puppies others find breeders via advertisements on the Internet, but can still just a puppy to buy from a local pet. Perhaps the best method, but in terms of benefit to society in general is to adopt a dog from a local shelter for animals.

Adopting a dog brings a new friend in your life. It also helps to reduce the number of abandoned and homeless dogs in your area. Unless the case is a "no kill" facility (and these are unfortunately rare), it will also save the life of a dog. The animal lovers everywhere, the champion of adopting dogs from shelters as opposed to other means to a new pet home for that reason alone, but there are other reasons for the option to choose the setting.

• Animals approved plans
• The shelters often have information about the temperament of a dog
• Adopting a pet frees space in the shelter for more dogs

When you adopt a dog, you can be sure that the shelter staff had the dog examined by a vet for diseases and parasites and that the dog had its shots. This is not always the case of dogs otherwise acquired, as children give away "free puppies" from one box to the local supermarket or Petsmart.

Dogs in shelters are not just stray animals and are often delivered to the shelter of the former owners for various reasons. When this happens, the shelter collects as much information as possible about the dog, especially if it's good with children, how much it barks, how playful and obedient, if his well bred, and other important information. While it is true that this information is only as good as the honesty of the former owner, most of the time, it is quite accurate.

Animal shelters a valuable service to the community they like keeping the streets free of stray animals as possible. Because many of them do this with little or no public funding support from the government, they are very limited in the number of dogs they have in the reception at a given time. The only way they can with more stray animals as they ones they currently removing. This is done through adoption or euthanasia. It is clear that they prefer to have the dogs adopted rather than slain. Adopt a dog can save his life and enables one home to another dog in his place to bring.


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