Why Adopt and Not Buy a Dog?

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When you’re thinking about getting a dog, you have the choice to either adopt or buy one. Why should you go with adopting a dog instead of purchasing one from a breeder or pet store? There are many reasons for choosing to adopt.

Life-Saving Opportunity

Millions of dogs end up in shelters each year, and some of those are euthanized due to overcrowding. When you adopt a dog from a shelter, you’re helping save the lives of these pets. The more people who adopt, the fewer pets there would be in shelters overall. This would help reduce the number of dogs that are euthanized each year in overcrowded shelters.

Good Companionship

Dogs that are adopted from shelters tend to make excellent pets. In many cases, dogs are brought to shelters due to circumstances that they can’t help, such as an owner moving away. When you adopt one of these dogs, you’ll have a new companion who is eager to provide you with plenty of love.

Lower Costs

Purchasing a dog from a pet store or breeder can cost a lot of money. Dog adoptions typically cost significantly less and usually include spaying or neutering costs and vaccination costs. This helps you save money overall while still getting a pet for your home.

Puppy Mills

Adopting dogs from shelters helps fight puppy mills. These unethical mills breed dogs over and over in order to provide a high number of puppies to buyers, so they can make a profit. Dogs and puppies in puppy mills are kept in unsanitary conditions, affecting their health and quality of life.

Dog Training

In some cases, dogs are brought to shelters due to behavioral problems, but these issues can be corrected with dog training. Having adopted dogs go through training benefits them and their owners. A well-trained dog is more pleasant to live with overall, and the training process helps build a strong bond between dogs and people.

If your dog needs some professional training, please contact DoGone Fun for more information. We offer different training services, including classes and individual sessions.