Are you ready to bring a new pet into your home? Are you considering a rescue?
Rescued dogs tend to make excellent pets. They typically have been through some bad experiences but thrive on love and good companionship.
Rescue dogs are typically loyal, loving, happy, and grateful, all of which add up to a great pet. Not to mention, giving a homeless, helpless dog a forever home will make you feel really good.
What is a rescue dog?
A rescued dog is one that has been saved from abuse, neglect, or euthanasia. Many of these dogs were once family pets that could no longer be cared for and were therefore brought to a shelter. Others were taken from homes where they had been mistreated.
Having been through negative experiences can make a dog aggressive, nervous, or awkward. It can be tough to train them, especially if they are over a certain age. However, many of them have been trained already by a previous family.
Most rescue dogs are not small puppies. They will be a bit older and in need of patience and lots of training.
Whatever their faults may be, rescued dogs can also be loyal and faithful, loving and grateful, happy and resilient. Once they know they are finally in a home where they will be treated right, they can be the best dog you will ever have.
How to find a rescue
In the beginning of your search for your next companion, start by talking to your friends, neighbors, and peers. Many of them will have some good advice.
We are fortunate enough in Shelton to have a great animal shelter. Many of our neighbors have had great success finding their fur babies here.
Finding your paw mate
The next step is to meet the dogs that are up for adoption and talk to the employees/volunteers at the shelter.
They will most likely ask you a few questions to make sure that you will be able to provide a good home for the dog. Questions they will ask will cover topics such as finances, family, and your home.
These questions are not intended to be intrusive, but are meant to make sure the dogs in their care go to good homes.
Most of the shelters and organizations ask for a small fee or donation once you find a dog you want to take home.
Kayleigh is a featured contributing writer on YeePet.com. Read the original version of this article here.