How to choose a rescue dog?

How to choose a rescue dog?

You’ve finally decided to get a dog, but you’re not sure whether to visit your local rescue shelters. Imagine how you felt the last time you helped someone? Wasn’t that a great feeling? Who doesn’t want to be a great role model for your family that they can be proud of for the rest of their lives? Enjoy the great feeling of opening your home to a puppy in need.

There are many reasons why many pets end up abandoned in rescue shelters every year, which breaks the hearts of any pet lover. If you think dogs are in shelters because of their behavioral problems, most of the time they are not. Dogs are in shelters because their previous owners may not have enough time and money to care for them, or Separation, divorce and moving to a place where pets are not allowed, lifestyle changes such as having a baby or going to nursing home or didn’t do enough research before bringing a pet into their lives and realized their lifestyle wasn’t a good fit. It could be one of the reasons why the lovely dog ‚Äč‚Äčended up in an animal shelter.

While you’re looking for your new dog, I recommend looking at shelters as well. Most rescue shelters have purebred dogs, and most of the breeds have specific rescue shelters just for that particular breed, so you may want to search by breed if you have experience with dogs. Please learn more about breed types if this will be your first puppy.

Take a look at what breed of puppies you may be interested in. When you go to the shelter, you can talk to everyone, you can ask their opinion about this wonderful dog and if they know anything about the history of this excellent pet or previous family. Remember that many people find their best friends in shelters.

When you go to shelters, taking a small toy or tennis ball with you is a great idea. Visit the dogs you may be interested in, see if the dog is sociable, playful and gentle with you. Watch how they behave when you give the toys or try to get the toy back if you ever see any aggression, biting or growling. The second thing you might want to look into is while playing with the dog; try to rub the dog’s belly, which is one of their vulnerable parts. Dogs generally do not want to belly up if they have been hurt or hit by previous owners. You may want to see the dog casually walking around the room. Try to touch the dog’s tail, ears, hips, face and paws. A great sign is that the dog is comfortable around you as you touch and play with it. When you find the right pet, you’ll just feel it in your heart.

Most of the rescued dogs live with foster parents for a while so that they are ready to live in a peaceful home. The host family can tell you more about the level of education. You may want to know if the dog has had house training or obedience training, or if it has had any health problems.

After the initial visit to the rescue center and talking to the foster family, if you are still interested in the puppy and feel that this puppy is the perfect fit for you, your family and the puppy lifestyle, learn more about the adoption requirements. Each shelter has different adoption requirements, some of them even want to see your home if you can provide a peaceful home for this wonderful friend.

Visiting the pup with your kids can be another rewarding trip for your family. Always go to the first initial visit without children because you never know how the dog will behave around children or adoption requirements. While visiting, observe how the dog behaves around children and how children feel around your next pet. If everyone is comfortable and happy, this may be the best pet for your family.

It’s always a good idea to learn more about dog obedience training and house training before you bring your new puppy into your home. Even if the foster family thinks the dog is house trained, you may still have minor accidents. Give your new friend some time to adjust to the new lifestyle and new home. After a few weeks, you and your dog will feel very comfortable around each other.

Adopting a rescue dog makes you feel better; you are helping a wonderful pet who truly deserves attention and a safe home. Thanks for helping the community and adopting a dog.

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