There are so many benefits to having a canine companion as part of your family that we’re sure you don’t need convincing. Dogs bring joy to families, but you can also bring joy to the dogs that need it the most – rescue dogs.
Adopting older puppies and dogs from shelters is one of the most heart-warming things you can do. Buying a young puppy may play more to the adorable factor, but what’s most important is providing a loving home for dogs that don’t have one.
People usually put dogs up for adoption because they are unable to look after them properly, and they may have been unaware of the level of responsibility needed to be a dog owner. But if you have a special place for a pair of puppy dog eyes in your life and you’ve considered all the options, then here’s a few reasons to sway your decision towards a shelter dog.
Give them a new life.
Dogs and puppies sold from private breeders always end up finding homes, but there are more and more dogs residing in shelters that sometimes wait their whole lives to be taken home, but to no avail.
Through careless human behaviour, dogs are either given up for adoption or are taken from families due to cruelty. When you adopt a dog, the money spent on your new furry friend will go towards funding the shelter and keeping the dogs fed, watered and healthy.
A lot of dogs cannot survive in a shelter as they can often fail to make the confusing transition from a home environment to a confined space. Dogs need a family to feel safe and secure, and adopting a dog will give them a second chance to enjoy their lives and properly appreciate the world they live in instead of living in a cage for the rest of their lives.
See their transformation.
Some dogs may have experienced a troubled home life with their previous owners, and want for families who can give them the love and attention they deserve. Some dogs leave shelters feeling frightening and wary of people depending on what kind of environment they’ve previously been accustomed to.
As well as feeling the gratitude from your dog from being given a second chance, you will see their personality truly shine. Dogs can make incredible transformations, as they respond to affection with their love and loyalty.
The ultimate reward.
The selfless act of adopting not only gives the gift of a home to an otherwise unwanted dog, but it can feel impeccably rewarding. Especially if the dog you’ve chosen has previously been avoided due to challenging behavioural problems, investing your time in him or her to bring them back to life again makes for the ultimate good deed.
Often, the problems they have aren’t through any fault of their own, but are a result of their previous owners’ actions. At CK9 Training, we can help your dog adjust from shelter life with home visits from a dog trainer in Sutton, Croyden, and other South London locations. To make any enquiries about our services, feel free to contact us at 07739 815 265 to see how we can help you. Otherwise you can keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter!