Senior dogs are often overlooked in shelter and rescue situations for one reason – they are old. With age can come issues with mobility, hearing, sight and other common concerns. But dogs in or approaching their golden years must not be dismissed. Turns out, there are several amazing reasons to adopt a senior dog. The benefits far outweigh any minor health issues they may have, and when you earn the love of a senior dog, you’ll understand how truly special they are.
You got a new dog from a breeder. You are posting photos all over Facebook. That’s nice – I’m not happy for you.
If you’re happy, cool. You are having a kid? I don’t like kids but I’ll be happy for you! Moving to New Jersey? That sounds terrible but I’ll be happy for you! But you bought a new dog from a breeder, and I just refuse to get behind it. I cannot possibly bring myself to be happy that you bought a dog from a breeder. I just can’t.
When you’re ready to add a new dog to your family, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is where your new family addition is going to come from. But before you start looking at local breeders, spare a thought for the thousands of puppies and adult dogs waiting in shelters to be adopted. Once you start looking into what really goes on in dog breeding operations, it becomes hard to overlook the benefits of giving a shelter dog a second chance at a happy life. Read on for five reasons why rescuing a dog is way better than buying one.
October is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month! All of my babies are rescues and it’s about time people start realizing how amazing rescue animals can be! Wynston went from dying and scared of everything to a PetSmart model and agility competitor! Rescues aren’t “damaged goods.” In fact, they are quite the opposite. I firmly believe that rescue animals are the best because they don’t take anything for granted! Here are the stories of some amazing rescue dogs and cats – I started with my cats since my dogs always get the highlights 😉
I have been involved in animal rescue for over 8 years now. Volunteering, fostering, donation coordination – I’ve done it all. My passion is for rescue animals and the rights of those who can’t speak. I preach the phrase “adopt, don’t shop” because shelters are overcrowded and irresponsible breeding is running rampant. All of my animals are rescues, and it will always be that way.