Monday, April 7, 2014

A Dog's Life

Be good...

Dogs are family and we often regard them as people rather than pets. Some myths about having a rescue pet. The biggest myth is that when you adopt you don't know what kind of a dog or cat you're getting.

Nothing could be further from the truth.
Most if not all shelters are obligated by laws to disclose everything they can about a pet's age, health and temprament. While they absolutely want to have a dog or a cat find a forever home, they don't want a pet to be unhappy. And shelters don't want you to be unhappy either.

Misconceptions also center around the reason why a dog or cat ends up in a shelter in the first place. One of the main reasons is because the animal was abandoned and not because it was a bad dog. Many owners, especially in this economy must move or make the difficult decision to surrender the animal so that it might fare better in better circumstances. Animals are also surrendered when an owner must move over long distances and the animal may not be welcomed in the new home.

The good news is that most shelter pets are housebroken. They are also neutered, evaulated for health issues, up to date on their shots and ready for you to love them. Forever.

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