Having a little puppy is such a joy. Getting to choose precisely which type you want is even better. Many people assume that, if you adopt, you can’t do either of these things. Not true at all! You can, and you get these extra benefits:
Knowing their habits.
A lot of people worry that rescued pups will have odd behaviors. However, think about it—you have no idea what a puppy will grow up to be like. Mostt rescue services and shelters observe and understand the habits of their pups and can let you know which one will be the very best match. The place I adopted my basset hound, the pups had different colored collars on to indicate who they got along with. Certain colors meant the dog did not like to be around children, or did not like to be around old people, did not like other animals, did not get along with cats, or perhaps got along with absolutely everybody! These dogs are already grown up and have by now developed their behaviors, so one can be very sure that their behavior won’t change.
They are grateful.
You really can tell the difference between a rescued dog and one from a breeder. A rescued dog has had to most likely share a small cell with various dogs, and if he is lucky, get pet and walked a couple times a week at most. Possibly no human can say “I love you” as truly as a rescued dog’s eyes say it. I work from home, and often talk to and even though I don’t know how to sing, I end up singing to my pup. He loves when I get up and dance around the house and sing to him. He sits up and wags his tail and just looks so pleased to have human interaction. Not to mention, I believe I’m learning how to improve my voice. I didn’t even have to see a singing coach.
You can choose the breed
To encourage people to adopt rather than shop, plenty of rescue services specific to one type of dog have been founded. I adopted my basset hound from a basset hound rescue called DaphneyLand where there were housed 93 rescued basset hounds. This really offers you the chance to bond with the right one. At a breeder, you perhaps can meet 15 dogs at most. And you simply need to settle for the dogs there.
They are house trained.
Most rescue services house train their dogs before adopting them out, as well as neuter or spay them, give them all of their vaccinations and even microchip them. These services might cost over $500 if you had to pay for them yourself. In the end, all you usually pay is an adoption fee of between $100 and $200.