If you are considering adopting a dog from an animal shelter or a dog rescue group, that is wonderful! This is a rescue process where healthy and treatable animals are not killed even when the shelter is full. Amandine is one of the co-founders of Care for Dogs. Individuals and families wishing to adopt a pet from Blue Dog Rescues undergo a comprehensive application process, including written forms, an in-person interview, and a visit to the home where the dog will be living.
Animal shelters usually have puppies, mature dogs and purebreds to select from and will allow people to spend time with a dog before adopting. House training: Dogs that have been put up for adoption are usually house-trained, as they have been living in someone’s home – either with their previous owner or a in a foster home.
The coordinator makes the calls, ensures the drivers have maps, chooses a meeting point, does all the paperwork to get the dogs out of the shelter and into dog crates or dog carriers, makes sure there are leashes and collars, and that all the vaccinations are current.
Many are there because of a death in the family, change in lifestyle, lack of interest , a family move that won’t permit a dog and a host of other reasons that in no way impact on the desirability of the family dog that is now sitting caged on doggy death row.
A lot of people decide they cannot cope with their pet dog whether because of a change in housing, a new baby, because of a relationship break up, or because the owner suffers ill health, goes into hospital or dies. You can Google animal rescues and go to their websites to read about them.