There are many wonderful reasons to adopt a dog from a dog shelter or dog rescue. In addition, by adopting a Boxer dog in your local shelter, you are being helpful to your community by freeing one space for the shelter to accommodate another pitiful dog. Finally, there are wide variety of dogs ready to be adopted at dog shelters and dog rescues.
Pet stores are more limited on the number and variety of the pets they carry, while shelters take in pets of all ages and breeds. Due to the fact that rescues are foster homes or boarding kennels, the animals have a much better life as well as family companionship to start.
When adopting a dog you will of course need to visit an animal shelter. If, like many, you feel that choosing from so many deserving dogs will be the hardest part of adoption, remember this. They a lot of money coming in, but pay for very little of the care of the dogs and they don’t let them get adopted unless a foster just can’t keep them anymore.
There are many reasons why pets are put up for pet adoption, although one of the most common unfortunately is the death of a previous owner, where relatives are unable or unwilling to take on responsibility. Many of the pets have just come from situations where someone wasn’t really sure they wanted to take care of it. It’s sad that about half of all sheltered animals must be put to sleep due to lack of homes.
If you’re getting a dog, remember that you can’t leave it outside for an extended period of time without adequate shelter and food and water supply. I adopted my dog from a shelter this summer and the fee was $350 but, of course, she came with all her vaccines up to date, was spayed and even had a microchip implanted.