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4 Reasons Why You Should Adopt A Rescue Dog

Submitted by solomon on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:13
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Many rescue dogs enter animal shelters each year. Here are 4 reasons why you should adopt one:

1. They might have an interesting background

Many dogs may have an upsetting past but rescue dogs' backgrounds tend to be very interesting conversation starters.

2. You can watch a dog transform

A dog taking part in training.
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Many rescue dogs may come to new owners with behavioural issues or anxiety, due to their previous experiences. They may also look or seem aggressive. Transforming a dog through training, love and care can be very rewarding.

3. You'll show you don’t support inhumane practices

By getting a rescue dog you can show that you don’t agree with things like puppy mills (a breeding kennel that raises dogs in cramped and filthy conditions), illegal dog trades (for e.g. for meat) or poor breeding practices.

4. You'll feel good

Dog and owner together looking happy.
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Having a rescue dog does make you feel good, whether it’s for what you do for the animal or what it has done for you.  You always know you’re giving it a better home and have the privilege of watching your dog grow and develop into a faithful and loving pet, knowing the journey you and it have been on to get to that stage.

By Ella