Adopt and #loveyourdog
Many people can’t decide whether they should adopt a dog, or purchase one at a store or a puppy mill. They are concerned that shelter dogs have health or behavioral issues. While an older dog may have some behavioral issues at first – the adage is wrong. It’s actually quite easy to teach old dogs new tricks.
Rather than spending thousands of dollars at the local pet store, rescuing an animal from a shelter is much more rewarding since you are saving a life and savings lots of money. Rescues provide the proper inoculations for your pup, spay or neuter them, and many even microchip them so you’re all ready to go. Older dogs typically get fostered for a period of time, so bad behaviors are corrected as much as possible. You can usually adopt a pet from your local shelter or rescue group for a modest adoption fee which will include vaccinations and spaying or neutering. Most shelters and rescue groups offer support services such as training and medical care for the adopted animal. On the other hand, most pet stores buy their animals from cruel puppy mills. When you buy an animal from a pet store, you are increasing the demand for the cruel supply of mill produced animals. Every animal adopted from a shelter whether it is a no-kill shelter or not, will help save a life.
Do yourself, and your new dog a favor. Adopt a dog, and save a life.