5 Reasons To Get A Shelter Dog


Are you in the market for a new dog? You might be wondering if it’s better to get one from a rescue center or from a breeder. After all, it seems like there are so many dogs waiting for homes at rescue centers that surely they are just as good as any other dog. However, this isn’t true! Shelter dogs can be extremely loyal and loving companions, but it’s important to know that adopting from a shelter is not the same as buying from a breeder or pet store—there are some things you should look out for and consider before committing yourself to your new best friend. In this article we’ll lay out five reasons why getting an adopted dog is better than buying one:

You’ll be Saving Lives.

There are many reasons to get a shelter dog, but one of them is the simple fact that you will be saving lives.

Shelter dogs often go unadopted because they’re considered “damaged goods.” These animals have been passed over by families who are looking for puppies or younger dogs, so their time at the shelter is running out. By adopting an older animal, you’ll be giving an animal who needs your help another chance at having a family and living happily ever after (and hopefully training them not to bark at night).

It’s also important to note that some shelters may be in need of more types of dogs than others—a smaller shelter with limited resources might only have puppies available, while larger ones can house many different breeds and ages together under one roof.

They are most likely house trained and know their basic commands.

Once you have decided on a breed, it’s time to go visit the shelter. There are many things that will help ensure your dog is a good fit in your home.

First, bring a dog that is already house trained and knows basic commands like sit and stay. This can cut down drastically on potty training time and overall stress for both you and your new pet!

Secondly, consider bringing a dog who gets along with kids as well as other animals (cats or other dogs). It’s much easier to get adopted by families with children if they know their family pet will be safe around them.

These dogs were once somebody’s dog.

You see, these dogs were once somebody’s dog. They were someone’s pet. Someone’s friend. Someone’s family member and even someone’s baby!

These dogs are good-natured, loving and they would make an amazing addition to your family if you chose them as your furry companion in life!

Shelter dogs are not more aggressive than other dogs.

Shelter dogs are not more aggressive than other dogs.

In fact, shelter dogs are no more likely to be aggressive than pets who have been adopted from breeders or other sources. The difference between a shelter dog and a pet store puppy is that the former has been abandoned by their owners or abused by them in some way. Dogs with this history may be understandably wary of humans when they first meet them, but with love and attention they can become loving companions just like any other pet!

Most shelter dogs are purebreds.

You may be surprised to learn that the majority of dogs in shelters are purebred. This means that most people who are looking for a dog don’t have to worry about finding one with genetic health problems or behavioral issues.

However, not all shelter dogs are purebreds and some mixed breeds can be just as great! If you aren’t sure exactly what kind of breed your dog might be, make sure you ask a shelter worker before adopting them so they can help you determine if their breed is right for your family.

Get your dog from the rescue center.

  • You’ll be saving a life.
  • Your dog will already be trained, housebroken, and socialized. This means you won’t have to spend countless hours teaching your dog these things—you can focus on getting to know one another instead! Chances are good that your pup will already know how to sit, stay, and come when called as well as other basic commands. How great is it that you get to skip all those exercises?
  • You can select from many different breeds of dogs (and even mixes) at shelters or rescue centers—and better yet? All breeds are available! You can find whatever breed of dog suits your personality best or fits into the space where you live comfortably.


If you are considering getting a new dog, remember that the shelter is a great place to start. There are so many dogs waiting for their forever home and many more will be put down if they don’t find one soon!

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