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Why is it better to adopt a dog?

Are you looking to adopt a dog in 2023 rather than purchase from a breeder? While both options have their pros and cons, we're here to make the case for why adoption is the way to go. Not only will you be giving an animal in need a loving home, but there are countless other benefits that come along with adopting a furry friend. So sit back, grab your favourite snack (or treat!), and let us convince you why it's better to adopt than shop for your next canine companion.

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Common Misconceptions about Adopted Dogs...

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about adopted dogs. Here are some of the most common ones:

1. Adopted dogs are somehow damaged goods.

This couldn't be further from the truth! Most dogs that end up in shelters or rescues are there through no fault of their own. They may have been abandoned by their previous owners, or simply born into a situation where they couldn't be properly cared for. Regardless of their backstory, they all have the potential to make amazing companion animals.

2. Adopted dogs are harder to train than puppies.

Again, this is not necessarily true. Dogs of all ages can be successfully trained, as long as you're willing to put in the time and effort. Puppies certainly have the advantage of being more malleable at a younger age, but an adult dog can learn just as well with proper guidance and training.

3. Adopted dogs come with too much baggage.

We've all heard the stories about adopted dogs with "issues" that their new owners just can't handle. While it's true that some adopted dogs may come with behavioral challenges, these can almost always be worked through with patience and consistency. And even if an adopted dog does have some lingering issues, remember that they're still capable of providing love and companionship - something that every dog deserves.

What to Consider before Adoption?

When considering to adopt a dog, there are a number of factors to take into account in order to find the best fit for you and your family. Here are a few things to consider before taking the plunge:

-Ability to commit. Adopting a dog is a long-term commitment, typically 10-12 years. Be sure you're ready to make that kind of commitment before bringing a furry friend home.

-Lifestyle. Consider your lifestyle and whether or not it's conducive to having a pet. Do you travel often? Work long hours? Have small children? All of these factors can impact how well you and your dog will adjust to one another.

-finances. Dogs require regular vet checkups and vaccinations, as well as food, toys, and other supplies. Make sure you're prepared to budget for these additional expenses before adopting.

-Space. Do you live in an apartment or house? Do you have a backyard? How much space do you have for a dog to run and play? Again, this is something to consider before making the commitment to adopt.

-Patience. Dogs require patience and training, especially when they're first settling into their new home. Be prepared to put in the time and effort required to help your dog adjust and thrive in his or her new environment.

Benefits of Adopting a Dog...

There are many benefits of adopting a dog, including:

1. Adopted dogs are often already trained and well-behaved.

2. Adopting a dog can provide companionship and unconditional love.

3. Dogs can improve your physical health by providing daily exercise.

4. Dogs can also improve your mental health by reducing stress and anxiety levels.

Adopting a dog is an incredibly rewarding experience, and it's better for both you and the animal. Not only does adoption save a life, but it also gives you the chance to connect with a dog on an emotional level that is hard to come by when purchasing from a breeder or pet store. If you are looking for companionship, loyalty, and unconditional love, then adopting a rescue dog could be one of the best decisions you ever make. Click here to view our most recent doggie arrivals.

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Why is it better to adopt a dog? | Crosskeenan Lane Animal Sanctuary 2023

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