To start, we at Pack Leader K9 Academy love all dogs, no matter where they come from. We hold no bias against the people who got their pups from breeders or pet stores. Some of our own dogs are not rescues and there are benefits to purchasing a dog as well. We wanted to share the importance of rescuing with people and how beneficial it can be as we always support local animal shelters and recognize the many unfortunate animals that need homes.
As reported by the Humane Society of the United States, there are 2.7 million animals euthanized in the United States that were eligible for adoption. It is tragic that the animals are euthanized, but shelters are filling up and they have no more room to take in strays or surrendered animals. Of course it would not be possible to save every dog, though we may want to, but it is possible to make a difference in the animal's life and your life. You could save a life by rescuing. There are many great dogs on death row because no one will commit to adopting them. Each dog rescued is a life saved.
In addition to saving a life, you can also help other dogs. The adoption fees for the animals go to the shelter so other dogs can live comfortably until their adoption fee. Save one life, help many more!
It also costs less to adopt an animal. Buying a dog can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Adoption fees are less than what you would pay when buying a dog, plus you get added bonuses when adopting an animal!
Through rescuing you can also get a healthy dog that's ready for a home. Many shelters vaccinate, fix, and microchip their animals and ensure they are ready for a home before they're eligible for adoption. You also have a higher chance of knowing more about your dog when adopting. The people who work at the shelter get to know the dogs and can learn a large amount about their personalities. You can get a great dog at a shelter. Many dogs are already house trained and have experience with families and basic commands. It is easy to find a great dog through a shelter!
Another benefit is you can find your dream dog! You may have a specific breed in mind of what you want, and while it is not a guarantee that your local shelter will have the breed you want, there are chances that a different shelter may have one, or there may be a mix available. Many shelters post the adoptable dogs online, so through a quick Internet search, you may be surprised by what you find.
These are just a few of the perks of rescuing your dog. While we love all animals, there are many dogs sitting in shelters or on the street waiting to be in a great, loving home. Even if it is just one dog that is saved, it can make all the difference, especially to the pup.
We offer 10% off of our training services for any dog recently adopted from a local shelter!