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5 Great Reasons to Consider Rescue Dogs for Adoption

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 5

Rescue Dogs for Adoption are often Socialized Pets: 

Four legged friends

When you see rescue dogs for adoption one thing you may not realize is that these canines may be there simply because they are not allowed where previous owners moved or perhaps because of a death in the family that left this animal homeless or an abundance of other reasons that have no negative marks on the dogs behavior or charateristics.  Many rescue dogs listed for adoption at your local animal shelter are pets that were trained and socialized in homes previous to whatever situation brought them to the pound or rescue. This can take a lot of work out of it for you, that often you would be faced wit,h if you were to get a puppy that has no previous home life experience. 



Dog in a cage

Rarely will you find a small selection of rescue dogs for adoption. Unfortunately the need to find homes for dogs and all types of animals is great. The one fortunate aspect to this situation is that it often opens up numerous possibilities for those of you considering a rescue or shelter dog. Most animal rescues or animal shelters will house a broad range of different breeds from mutt to pure bred for you to choose from. 

Another positive to the broad selection of pound poochies is it gives opportunity for those who are locked into a mindset that a certain type or breed of dog would be ideal for them or their home. Seeing the wagging tails and hopeful looks in the eyes of a rescue pet can broaden your horizon and you may just find that your perfect pet is not exactly what you once imagined. On topic with that there have been numerous studies that show that mutt or mixed breeds are often better tempered and healthier than many pure breds. 


Choosing Rescue Dogs for Adoption Means Saving Lives:

Choosing rescue dogs for adoption means saving lives!

Yes, should you opt to go with one of the rescue dogs for adoption you are saving a life. Not because these rescues and shelters are cruel and uncaring but simply because there is not enough man power, money or space to keep all animals in need for long term. This means that (in some not all shelters/rescues) an animal is given only so long to be trained and adopted before it has to make room for a new needy and potentially adoptable dog. When it appears that a canine will not be adopted out and their time is up these rescue dogs for adoption are often euthanized if no home can be found. 

How great would you feel knowing that you saved the life of your loyal four legged friend and provided it a family and home of its own? That feeling beyond all else is priceless. 



You never know who you will find at your local animal shelter

If you have ever spent some time, online or off, shopping for a purebred dog or any other dog then chances are you have seen that the cost of getting the animal of your dreams from anywhere other than an animal rescue can be quite costly. Animal shelter or rescue fees are often minimal and come with spaying/neutering, shots and often some hands on time/training with trained professionals. The fees  associated with rescue dogs for adoption can sometimes be up to 1/10 of the cost of getting your dog through a breeder. 


Training and Resource Availability:

Beautiful Staffordshire terrier

Most rescue dogs for adoption are handled by trainers and other animal experts before they are considered as adoptable to the general public. Because of the enormous need to have animals adopted and the even greater number of animals that pass through shelters and rescues the process of deeming a dog as adoptable can sometimes be tedious and the standards high. For example in some cases to be considered rescue dogs for adoption must show and are tested to ensure: no food aggression, no aggressive behavior towards people or children,  potty trained or consist of a trainable personality, healthy and often times watched overall to judge the reaction of response to certain situations to ensure they are fit to be placed in a home. This type of detail could cost a lot of money if you chose to seek this evaluation on your own but comes free with most rescue dogs for adoption.



Mar 26, 2011 5:08am
Outstanding article, MWW! Keep producing content like this and I bet you'll be earning quite a bit on InfoBarrel.
Mar 26, 2011 7:28am
I love this article - "my soapbox" to everyone looking for a pet...go to the animal shelter! Thank you for bringing this to the forefront - that animal you adopt will pay you back ten-fold. Thank you.
Mar 27, 2011 2:46am
Thank you guys. :) My aunt runs a no kill animal rescue down in Arizona (unclejackscats.org) and after spending some time with her and helping with the rescue animals - plus knowing how much my own rescue animals mean to me these topics really touch me.
Mar 30, 2012 12:34am
This was a plus, and lots of great points...
Mar 30, 2012 2:18am
Nawww Look at their faces! Great article! If we weren't looking to breed our dog we would definitely check out adoption a rescue dog.
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