People sometimes do not realize that they have an choice to adopt a dog instead of purchase a puppy from a breeder. And there are loads of great reasons to adopt a puppy instead of pay a arm and a leg to buy a dog. The number one reason to adopt a puppy is knowing that you are saving a life. Millions of homeless four-legged cuties are gassed each year because there simply is not enough space or funds in dog shelters and dog pounds to give them the proper care. It is quite sad but when nobody asserts these dogs there is not anyplace else for them to go and there is a continuous influx of new puppies coming in off the streets so space is limited. You can make a difference when you adopt a puppy instead of buy dogs at pet shops. People are convinced that they have to buy purebred puppies and dogs and dogs from shelters or pounds are damaged products. This could not be farther from the truth.
The mothers of those pups are kept in deplorable conditions in which illness and disease are rampant. It is not uncommon for the moms to be abused, unloved, malnourished, unexercised and bred so repeatedly that their bodies finally give out and they could longer produce a mess. The pups themselves are often a product of in breeding and commonly include a string of health problems and bad genes. Regrettably the transaction is complete when these problems arise and the dog owners are struck with expensive veterinary bills and a sick dog. Meanwhile, the puppies available at shelters and pounds are incredibly loving, lively and in need of affection. They are really grateful to be rescued, someone on staff is truly adapting to their needs and health problems, and lots of instances, depending on the conditions, they are potty trained and also have gone through obedience training.
Their reasoning for being homeless is not always troubling. Sometimes they are there because of a death in the family, the debut of a new baby to the family or a household move that would not permit a dog. When you adopt a puppy you are virtually rescue them from doggie death row. dog shelter will only keep their dogs for a few days or weeks prior to sending them to their death. At any time you adopt a dog or puppy from a pound or shelter you are also paying less than what you would pay at a pet shop or a breeder. And of course that these dogs are almost ready to reside in their new home with no troubling house training, accidents and behavior problems that come with dogs. Many dogs could be given away free ‘to a fantastic home’, but going this route is insecure. Additionally, you will not find unbiased information on that dog’s character, or history. Many times these owners actually just need to eliminate the dogs in their care, and not all are meticulous about to whom they give the dogs to.