You join a network of knowledgeable and loving people
There are breed specific rescues who have vast knowledge about that breed and pet care. Making it easier for first-time rescue parents who want to get tips on daily care etc.
They get a veterinarian check up
Rescue groups and shelters take in dogs and often include vaccinations in their adoption fees. Additionally, dogs are screened for overall health to make sure they get the proper treatment.
Dog adoption is less expensive
Breeders and dog stores are in it to make money. Rescues are in it to make sure the dogs are placed in their forever home.
You know who you are fostering/adopting
Dogs that are taken in are evaluated and will have labels like “needs a fenced in yard, great with young kids, does well with other dogs, and must be the only dog” in order to help parents with their personalities.
You help reduce puppy mills
Puppy mills are awful, we don’t even want to mention them on this list. #adoptdontshop
Rescue dogs are great companions
Want to explore? Want to meet new people. Your new doggo friend is there to be at your side exploring the rest of life together.
You can adopt an adult dog who is already trained
Adult dogs are often already housetrained and can even obey a few commands. Additionally, there are fewer surprises with growing puppies like rapid size changes.
A rescue will love you forever
Dogs coming out of bad situations are grateful for being saved. That love is unconditional.
They will change your life
Dogs help reduce stress in humans. They steal our hearts with their loving affection and unique personalities. Seeing one goofy smile and we are instantly in a better mood.
You save a dog’s life
Rescue dogs are looking for a second chance. Whether they have been given up, lost, or abandoned each dog that is rescued is given a new lease on life.
These are just 10 reasons why. We could have made this list go on and on…. However, volunteer at your local rescue or dog shelter and find out the reasons why yourself!
Photo by Anthony Duran.