Considering a adopting a new family pet? Don’t over look a prime source of good adult dogs; a local pet shelter. Pet shelters take in dogs and provide care and shelter for a variety of reasons, and here are seven reasons to adopt a pet shelter dog.
Pet Shelter Dogs Are Good Dogs
Many people are under the assumption that a dog in a pet shelter has a behavioral problem. Not true. Good dogs are placed in pet shelters because the former owner could no longer afford to care for the dog, or because of a divorce or death.
Pet Shelter Dogs Want To Bond With You
Don’t think that because a pet shelter dog has had a previous owner that it will be hard to form a new bond it, quite the contrary. Because the shelter dog has had that previous bond, the dog will need to bond with another family and will willingly do so.
The Puppy Stage Is Over
Pet shelters take in adult dogs, so the puppy stage is over. A shelter dog won’t eat your favorite shoes, chew on the table legs and destroy the couch. In all probability, a pet shelter dog will already be house broken and just require a little re-training at your house.
Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks
Within a couple of days, a shelter dog can learn where the acceptable bathroom is at your house and where his sleeping quarters are located. Old dogs can learn new tricks quicker than an untrained puppy and an old dog will want to please new owners.
What You See Is What You Get
An older dog in a pet shelter will show you who he really is, since he has already been through the developing stages of puppy-hood. A friendly, personable adult dog in a pet shelter will be a friendly, personable dog outside the pet shelter.
Pet Shelters Will Guide To The Dog That’s Right For You
Consider what you want in a dog, such as size, energy level and coat type. Pet shelters have trained personnel to help guide you to a dog that’s right for you. Pet shelter personnel will ask questions about your lifestyle to garner information to help facilitate the right match because they want the dog to have a forever home also.
There’s A Dog For Everyone At A Pet Shelter
Visit a pet shelter today and didn’t find a dog that’s right for you? Visit again next week and the odds are the right dog will be there. Pet shelters take in dogs daily, and a few visits may be needed to find the perfect match, but there’s a dog for everyone, don’t give up on finding yours at a pet shelter.