10 reasons to shelter an adult dog
In one of our articles, we already wrote why it is worth taking a dog from a shelter. It has a good tablet comparing the pros and cons of “dogs for money” and “free dogs”.
Most dogs in shelters are adults. Dogs at home and in the shelter make a completely different impression. It is very sad to look at these poor scared animals who do not understand where they are and wait for the owners to return and take them back home.
Unfortunately, many of these dogs will never leave the shelter … unless there is a family with a good heart that will give them a second chance.
10 good reasons to give a new life to an adult dog from a shelter
Adult dogs raised
Unlike puppies, many adult dogs have already lived with people and know how to behave with humans. Some dogs can understand simple commands like “Sit!” And distinguish what a person wants from them and in what mood they are. Dogs that previously lived in the house quickly understand what is possible or impossible, where is their place to sleep and try to go “on business” only on the street.
Adult dogs don’t ruin your house
Most adult dogs have already gone through the “find and destroy” phase. You don’t have to worry so much that when you return home, your favorite pair of shoes (or a pair of shoes of your wife or mother-in-law) will be chewed beyond recognition. Unlike a puppy, an adult dog is unlikely to want to knock over a pot at home and see what will happen, or tear off the blanket that your grandmother was hiding in rags. Of course, the first time after the shelter, the dog may be in stress, but as a rule it passes quickly as soon as the dog realizes that they will not leave her again and this house will be her forever.
You get what you see
No cats in the bag! Unlike choosing a puppy, you know exactly what color and length your dog will have, what size it is and, most importantly, what character it is. An adult dog will come to you already with its own story, which makes its future more predictable than that of a 7-week-old puppy.
The dog is playing
Adult dogs are more concentrated than their younger brothers. They are more attentive and more willing to please and please a person. Moreover, the dog from the shelter already knows life and knows how it feels to live without a person.
Great selection for every taste
You are looking for a small dog with sad eyes – please. If you already have a cat and you need a dog that will get along with the cat, then there are some. When you get an adult dog, you have a much better chance of choosing a dog that will fully meet your wishes, your character and lifestyle.
A thoroughbred dog or a mestizo can be sheltered
If you really like a certain breed, then you can find a thoroughbred dog in the shelter, which used to live at home, but ended up on the street. In this case, you do not have to shell out a lot of money for a thoroughbred puppy (which, by the way, can grow into a dog of a completely different breed, and it happens). Or find a mestizo that looks like your favorite breed.
An adult dog is a great friend for older people
Many older people really appreciate the venom of an elderly companion. They value a comrade who, like them, “has gone through most of his life,” who is ready to listen to the same stories again and again and moves through life at a slow speed. In addition, sad as it may be, it allows them to worry less about what will happen to the dog, which could potentially live longer than its owner.
Rest with her is more calm
The matured dog has already played enough in children’s games and wiser. It does not have a huge amount of wild energy that needs to be burned. You do not have to revolve around it, clean and clean after it, and much more time can be spent just enjoying life together.
A dog taken from a shelter is grateful for your kindness
Somehow, these dogs know that you gave her a house the moment everyone abandoned her. Often the dog and the owner quickly become close, because the dog shows a special level of attention and devotion, which is characteristic only of animals that recognize deprivation and misfortune. Such a dog will not run away from you for a walk, will not rush for a cat, no one knows where, will not disappear during the next “dog wedding” – more than anything, it will try not to lose its owner a second time.
Do good deeds
Almost without exception, people who take adult dogs from shelters feel a special sense of pride, kindness and joy for the saved animal. By doing good deeds, we do ourselves, and the world around us is better!
One of the reasons to shelter an adult dog