4 Great Reasons to Rescue a Dog Instead of Buying One

4 Great Reasons to Rescue a Dog Instead of Buying One

4 Great Reasons to Rescue a Dog

Guest Author:  Lewis & Toffee

Dogs can be a great addition to the family, but before rushing out and buying a cute little puppy, here are 4 great reasons to rescue a dog instead. You should also give some consideration as to why you really want a dog.

If it’s because you want to provide a loving and happy home, then perhaps consider giving a rescue dog a second chance in life.

Sure, puppies are cute but you may feel more comfortable having an older dog rather than a pup because this way you can know it’s background.

For plenty of people, a rescue dog makes an excellent choice.

4 Great Reasons to Rescue a Dog Instead of Buying One
Toffee: owned by the author

Rescue Dogs Tend to be Less Expensive

Rescue shelters tend to ask for a (minimum) donation, which can be as little as $100. If you compare this to the cost of a pedigree puppy, you could be paying 10x that amount.

Rescue Dogs Tend to be Older

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but who really wants to spend the time potty training a puppy! You can avoid so much mess and hard work by adopting a shelter dog who is already trained. Shelters tend to test their dogs for obedience and temperance too, so aggressive behavior should not be an issue.

Rescue Dogs Come Pre-Spayed / Neutered

In an effort to reduce the number of unwanted dogs, shelters will nearly always spay or neuter their animals. If you were to get this procedure done privately it’s relatively expensive. There are many proven health and behavioral benefits of neutering.

4 Great Reasons to Rescue a Dog Instead of Buying One
Toffee: owned by author, Lewis

Reduce Puppy Farming

With the rise in popularity in buying and selling online, puppy farmers have been able to more easily hide their unscrupulous activities. These puppy farmers show no care for their animals and are simply out to make money at the animals’ expense. By avoiding pet stores and online sellers and instead adopting an animal from a shelter you can give a dog another chance at life. It’s amazing what a positive impact a caring owner can have on a Rescue Dog.

By avoiding pet stores and online sellers and instead adopting an animal from a shelter you can give a dog another chance at life. It’s amazing what a positive impact a caring owner can have on a rescue dog (and vice versa).

Conclusion

Hopefully, you’ll agree with these great reasons to rescue a dog. This will be better for you and your new furry friend. However tempting a puppy may seem, there are plenty of rescue dogs desperate for a new loving home.

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“4 Great Reasons to Rescue a Dog Instead of Buying One”

Guest Author Bio:  Lewis & Toffee (the dog) run a website dedicated to Spaniels: SpanielKing.com aims to be The Ultimate Resource for Spaniel Dog Owners

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Did you rescue a dog instead of buying one?
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