Shelter Dogs

Pros and Cons of Adopting a Shelter Dog
A lot of dogs are in shelters because their owners did not understand the amount of responsibility that is attached to owning a dog. These owners often view their dogs as property rather than loving, loyal companions and family members. Regardless of where you live, there are usually plenty of dogs available for adoption in local animal shelters. Adopting is an incredible feeling, but you want to ensure the lifelong commitment is a wise one. If you are considering adopting a shelter dog, it is essential to consider the pros and cons of caring for a new pet.

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Pros
An animal shelter is an ideal place to adopt a dog and a great place to begin the quest for your ideal canine companion. Some pros of adopting a dog from a shelter include:

  • Saving a dog's life
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  • Giving a loving dog a second chance
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  • Saving a tremendous amount of money
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  • Rescued animals are often extremely loveable
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  • Older dogs are normally trained and housebroken

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Cons
Adopting an animal from a shelter or a rescue group isn’t for everyone. There are some cons to the adoption process from a responsible shelter, and you may face a few downsides once you choose a dog. A few disadvantages of choosing a dog from a shelter include:
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  • No paperwork or vaccination history
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  • Delay in adopting the dog of your choice
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  • Your new dog may turn out different than expected
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  • Answering a lot of personal questions and submitting paperwork
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  • Your application may be rejected if you don’t meet the organization’s requirements

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