Adopting a fully grown shelter Dog is generally not considered when a family decides to find a new pet. It could actually be the best option for your loved ones. A fully grown shelter dog may Be house trained, trained in basic obedience and be past the teething stage. That means no interruptions in the house, no damaged furniture and a dog that listens to it is owner. That seems like a fantasy dog to me. You will also understand what you are getting on your new dog regarding it is dimensions, colour, temperament and character. There are fewer surprises and you will have the benefit of knowing what you are getting before you get it. If you are looking for a loving Household pet a shelter dog just might be the solution. If you are looking for a show dog it is probably not. I say probably because I have seen pure bred animals, with newspapers, from the shelter I worked in. It was rare but it did occur.
Sometimes the dog out-grew it is family and at times it had been disobedient or chewed something up in the home. Occasionally the owner just was not responsible enough to have a pet and it was just too much work. There were many reasons why they had been brought to the shelter by their owners. When shopping at the neighbourhood Grocery store, most individuals are picky about what they select. There are several things they take under account before making decisions. They check the dates on perishables, squeeze the grapefruit and search for bruising. They make decisions based on colour, quantity, packaging, size, fat content, calories and cost. That works nicely for shoppers who want what is best for their own families but for some odd reason some of the exact individuals don’t make the exact same sort of careful decisions when it comes to picking a new family pet. A pet that could be around for ten or fifteen decades.
This is where the cute factor can actually work against a pet and the family also. The cutest homeless dog shelter in the group becomes adopted and that usually means a puppy. When you adopt a puppy, especially a mixed breed, you might have an unwelcome surprise or two. When the dog gets mature it might be too big or not look how you thought it would. It is really a crap shoot. You may guess how large the dog will get but it is still only a guess if you don’t know the mix. Now mind you, I am not talking against adopting puppies, it is a nice idea, what I am saying is that there are advantages to adopting an older dog also. Aside from the reasons mentioned previously, you are also giving an older dog another chance at a happy life. He probably deserves that opportunity. A pet needs to become a part of your family, A portion of your pack. He or she must fit in well and be of the correct temperament and size for your loved ones.