#10 It's rewarding to give a second chance
There are many reasons why you should adopt a dog. It's estimated that over 2.5 million healthy shelter pets go unadopted each year and only about 25 to 30 percent of pets in homes came from rescue organizations and shelters. So why are so many amazing animals still in shelters waiting for their special someone? Are you teetering on the fence and considering adoption? Here are the top 10 reasons why adoption is the right choice for you.
It truly is an amazing feeling to do the right thing. To know that you have saved a life, impacted the environment, supported a worthy cause, helped to stop a terrible epidemic and made a lifelong friend in the process is extremely fulfilling. It’s a decision that you can feel proud of and an experience that you can share with everyone.
When you adopt a dog from your local shelter or rescue you are making a difference for not only the dog you adopted but for the rescue or shelter as well. It's rewarding to know that you are participating in the mission of these organizations. When you bring your new dog home you are adding a member to your family and your new friend will be forever grateful. This is something that will truly brighten your every day for years to come.
Everything we do sends a message to our pet. Did you know that giving your dog affection at the wrong time can send the wrong message and worsen unwanted behavior? Giving affection during desired behaviors is an important thing to remember.