Today is the 23rd of July. According to Leslie from Bringing Up Bella, today is a day for us bloggers to make a difference for homeless dogs all over the world. I and my pack have decided to participate and put some extra effort in this post.
|BLOGGERS UNITE FOR DOG RESCUE|
On July 23rd, BtC4A, in coordination with Dog Rescue Success and Blog Catalog, is hosting a global blogging event to promote dog adoption. "Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue" invites everyone to spread the word about how important dog rescue and adoption is to the lives of so many animals.
Still not convinced after watching this video? How about knowing you've given a homeless dog a good home and a future?
I'm pretty sure the reasons above should suffice. Still, here are MORE reasons why it is better to adopt a dog from a rescue shelter.
1. Rescue shelters know more about their dogs compared to average shelters because rescuers spend more one-on-one time with them. Rescuers are usually able to tell potential owners of the dog's interaction with other dogs or pets, children and strangers.
2. Dogs from rescue shelters are already vaccinated, spayed or neutered and usually microchipped. This definitely saves you multiple visits to the vet.
3. The adoption fee for a dog coming from a shelter is far less than the price of a puppy from a breeder. Check out adoption events in your locality. Some adoption events have discounted adoption charges and others even have free goodie bags (consisting of dog bowls, collars, leashes, and doggy toys).
4. Not all dogs in the shelter have issues. Other dogs end up there due to being unwanted.
5. A rescue dog may come with a bag of tricks. Some are potty-trained and others even know a handful of commands.
6. If it doesn't bode well with you and your new dog, you can bring the dog back to the rescue and know that he will be safe. But don't give up just yet, some dogs just take a little longer to come out of their shell.
7. Some rescue groups offer short health guarantees. Others take it up a notch by offering to split health bills and navigate you through unforeseen situations.
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