Don’t pity a rescue dog. Adopt one.
Rescue dogs aren’t broken. They’ve just experienced more and are wiser. They are the ones that were dealt a bad hand and responded with courage!
We are in a crisis with overpopulation. According to The Humane Society of the United States, “four million cats and dogs, about one every eight seconds, are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets There are many important reasons to adopt >>
Two things are critical for us to get to a true no-kill nation:
- Adopt a homeless pet. Purchasing your pets from stores or backyard breeders is extremely dangerous to the lives of dogs being bred and the homeless shelter dogs, which in turn increases euthanasia. ‘But I want a purebred dog!” you say… Well good news, 25% of homeless pets are purebred,. And I challenge that many times people don’t even understand why they want one, they just have this idea that a purebred is better. What many people don’t realize is there can be numerous genetic issues with purebreds and most breeders simply don’t know what they are really doing and end up causing long term issues for these dogs. So, when you adopt, not only do you save a life, but it opens up space for a rescue/shelter to save another. Read more about the impact of buying your dogs.
- Spay/Neuter your pet! Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them. Read more about spaying and neutering.