The merits of adopting a dog through a rescue league – Part 1

I came across a quote which goes, “Adopting companion animals is the closest thing you can have to choosing your relatives.”

Among buddy pets, dogs are unrivaled in their dedication, faithfulness and companionship to people. Anyone who has ever cherished a dog can confirm to its hundred-fold benefits. The enthusiasm your dog exhibits when you arrive at home, the wiggle of tail at the jingle of the leash being remove from its hook, the pleasure in playing catch and return of a tennis ball, and the head snuggled in your lap these are only some of the bonus as an owner.

Owning a dog is not just a privilege – it’s a responsibility.

These animals depend on us for, at least, food and shelter, and ought to have much more. If you are considering taking a dog into your life, you need to think doubly hard about the pledge that dog ownership demands. If you already have a dog, you need to mull over if you are fulfilling all your obligations as its owner.

I’m thankful there are organizations who rescue dogs that have been lost, abandoned or surrendered due to the death or illness of their owners. Most rescue dogs have been spayed or neutered and are screened for health and temperament problems. Rescue is a not only a great source for dogs, it’s also a way to save the life of a dog in need.

Just remember, every time you buy a pet from shops or breeders alike, you are depriving an animal in the shelter, pound or rescue league, a good home.

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