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01/22/2013 21:59:43 PM by K.T.Riffic   Send Message to K.T.Riffic  3968  views, category: Pet pack life, Pet training and behavior, Pet thoughts, Pet rescue view all blogs


Are you ready to bring a new pet into your home? Are you considering a rescue?

Rescued dogs tend to make excellent pets. They typically have been through some bad experiences but thrive on love and good companionship.

Rescue dogs are typically loyal, loving, happy, and grateful, all of which add up to a great pet. Not to mention, giving a homeless, helpless dog a forever home will make you feel really good.

What is a rescue dog?
A rescued dog is one that has been saved from abuse, neglect, or euthanasia. Many of these dogs were once family pets that could no longer be cared for and were therefore brought to a shelter. Others were taken from homes where they had been mistreated.

Having been through negative experiences can make a dog aggressive, nervous, or awkward. It can be tough to train them, especially if they are over a certain age. However, many of them have been trained already by a previous family.

Most rescue dogs are not small puppies. They will be a bit older and in need of patience and lots of training.

Whatever their faults may be, rescued dogs can also be loyal and faithful, loving and grateful, happy and resilient. Once they know they are finally in a home where they will be treated right, they can be the best dog you will ever have.

How to find a rescue
The biggest key to finding that wonderful dog is knowing where and what to look for.

In the beginning of your search for your next companion, try starting by talking to your friends, neighbors, and peers. They probably know of a few good places in your area to start looking.

There are also many iPhone and other smartphone apps for finding a pet.

Finding your paw mate
Once you have found a place or two, go visit them. Meet the dogs they have and talk to the employees/volunteers.

They will ask you a few questions to make sure that you will be able to provide a good home for the dog. Questions they will ask will cover topics such as finances, family, and your home.

These questions are not intended to be intrusive, but are meant to make sure the dogs in their care go to good homes.

Most of the shelters and organizations ask for a small fee or donation once you find a dog you want to take home.

About the author: Kayleigh has always loved animals and has spent time volunteering at the local dog shelter. The love of her life is her four year old Rottweiler, Lizzie. She enjoys writing for since it combines her love of animals with one of her favor... more >>

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