Make no mistake about it, a dog is and always be a man’s best friend. One of the best ways to own your own lovable best friend is to adopt one.
Adopting dogs is rescuing them as well, and rescuing dogs can bring you both a certain kind of happiness that neither of you have ever felt.
The importance of adopting is truly life altering. A dog is a wonderful addition to your family and can bring great joy to both you/your family and the dog itself.
Dogs can be a life long companion and all they require is that you give them the love and attention that they deserve.
If you love dogs and thinking of adopting one the process is not simple. There are potential hazards as well as benefits. Dogs of all ages and breeds are available for canine adoption, and you can adopt them from different places like no-kill animal shelters, breed rescue centers, and foster programs.
Here is Why and how to adopt a dog
Why you should adopt a dog Adopting dogs is a way of saving a life giving it all you love and affection that it needs, it also gives you a chance to choose the age that you need and the kind of breed that you like.
The other benefit is the fact that it will cost less more than buying and your home will appreciate a new family member. Additionally, a shelter home for dogs makes it easy for the adoption process to run smoothly and they ensure the dogs are in good health.
How to adopt a dog
You need to do your research and check on the breed you need. Consider each breed has a different personality. Check out on its special needs, visit the shelter and make your booking.
The process Each dog shelter has different requirements, but the most common ones include questions like:
- How active is your lif?
- How long do you stay home?
- Have you ever had pets?
- Do you have any other kind of pets currently?
- Is your yard fenced?
- Do you have children and what are their ages?
These questions help to determine the type of pet fits for your household and your lifestyle.
Requirements for adopting a dog
- You need to be above 21 years and have a valid identification.
- You need to bring all your family members to meet the potential pet
- Sometimes the dog you adopt might have health or behavior problem making it a hazardous decision.
Dogs need love and care, and eventually, they will relax and enjoy their new home.
Dog adoption fees
There are adoption fees to consider when rescuing dogs and those fees can range from $300-$1,000 or so, give or take depending on the shelter.
Those fees usually cover rabies vaccination, veterinary wellness visit and exam, heartworm test, feline Leukemia/FIV test (for cats), flea/tick treatment, microchip, deworming, collar and an identification tag, spaying or neutering, distemper vaccination, and more.
Normally, there is an application fee charged with each adoption application to defray the costs in evaluating applicants. Most of the time, if the adoption is denied, the fee is refunded.
The dog adoption application fee is normally $25, more or less. Nothing too expensive but it’s worth it when you consider the life long happiness you’ll both have.
If the adoption goes through, the adoption application fee will be credited to the adoption fee. Should your application be withdrawn, prior to meeting the dog you have applied to adopt, the Application Fee is non-refundable.
Rescuing a dog by way of adopting one is one of the best choices you can make if you’re ready to be a dog owner.