Leah CampbellUpdated: August 9, 2022
This sweet and delicate protective dog may seem perfect to them ... But before you sign these adoption documents, it first analyzes this specialized council.
Rescue animals usually have warned challenges on adoption. Some dogs may not be great with children or other animals. Some may not work well if they are left alone for a long time. And some may have diseases for which you should be consideredRegularly "if we talk to potential users, we are sincerely about the problems we have seen or experienced since the animal, [just like] programming, structure or training, with which we saw the best results." Says Stephanie Petofi deCrazyLab Von Paws Rescue.
Unfortunately, he adds that two of the five adoptions are still demanding concern about the ransom because the new owners ignore these initial warnings. If you still choose at night, it must definitely be ready to work.To consider things before adopting a dog from an animal shelter.
Do not consider logistics
"If you rent, can you have a pet?" Ask Kelly Reeves, president and co -financierPaw impressions when saving sand animals.Reves says that people and these others usually do not take into consideration: If the rental contract allows pets, are there weight or racial restrictions? What about your lifestyle? Do you drive a lot?For long hours? Will you be able to take time to go with your dog and attract your attention? Remember: A dog is a long term commitment and must ensure that it fits all aspects of your life.beforeTomane is a decision.
Underestimate long -term costs
"We made people adopt a dog's dog and ask ourselves if they can deliver the dog because they can't be careful" beyond the initial adoption rate. She also needs a lifelong food supply (including faces if yoursDog has special nutritional needs), training, vaccines, when traveling, actions such as a box and a dog bed. And the list continues.Many below 30Does he say the first year of dog owners is ready to assume these expenses?
Do not ask enough questions
He probably tries to impress the organization of refuge or rescue he wants to adopt. As a result of the coach and behavioralistBeing AtnlecksHe says accommodations usually have many questions for you: "You also need to write questions that help you get information about your potential dog." There are no stupid questions and the shelter will appreciate the fact.14 things with animals in animal shelters would like to know.
Don't think of future children
"Not all rescue dogs are suitable for children" with them. If the dog who wants to be adopted can be perfect for their home and family today, always? "Young couples should always consider the possibility of future children before they catchA dog. See them in your future18 best dog breeds for children.
Assuming that all dogs get along well
"They don't," says Reeves.Protective dogIt's time to decompress before introducing it to other pets at home, "he explains." Dogs are territorial creatures. People need to practice responsible presentations and integration. "
If the shelter says that the dog who sees other animals is not cut well, consider another dog if he already has pets at home. And no matter which dog you choose and allow slow and safe performances. You can reach your dogs at first in a oneneutral location (for example
Forget that a puppy does not get a puppy forever
We understand: puppies are adorable. But puppies grow like children. And the puppies adopted by animal shelters have an unknown genetic history, which means no one really knows how big they are.the expectations of sizes.
And no matter how much you turn, you all get older. "It's the worst," says Reeves. "People adopt a puppy, and then throw the dog in protection and when the puppy becomes an older person, protects himselfand give the return and adopt another puppy. "Before you make a puppy, ask home, ask you are ready to commit 12 to 17 years to the adult dog where you become.
Ignore rescue workers
When he tells a rescue organization about his lifestyle and says the dog he thought is probably not appropriate, but they know a dog that ... listen. "It may not be the perfect animal you had in your head. But you prepare it for success "13You should think twice before adopting a refuge.
You confuse the pain of a dog with long -term behavioral problems
If you save a dog from the shelter, you never know what the past was. But just because a dog looks sad or shy and maybe it can be sad, "says Regis. Dogs also cry for the lack of other animals that have come together."This may be due to lack of appetite, lack of energy, lack of interest manifests the environment or home training problems."You need a safe and loving environment to adapt.
You don't know that a lot of work is coming
Even if everything has been well done before signing these adoption documents, you should control various problems of the house. No dogs require training, socialization and continuous training, a fact that usually applies to rescuing animals.The only thing they control, "says Petropi." If you don't repeat, you specialize in the problems you have.
I try to do everything alone
"You and your new dog need to be trained to prepare for success"Funny leg"Call a coach and a behavioralist sooner or later." This is particularly important if you already have other animals at home, but it is a good idea for all dog adoptions.training, you and your dog, will probably benefit from training. And don't miss themDog trainer tips on how to avoid a bite puppy.
Not knowing that your new pet is a risk of escape
This is another problem you confronted during your first day together. House may seem scary to the new puppy, and they are a stranger, possibly one of the many who found their search for a new home. "So [thisIt is] the risk of escaping or simply getting out of the terrace and getting lost, "says Regis.The nearby supervision and strips for several weeks. Amazing that is your home, a nervous puppy can look for an escape route.
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Waiting for a simple configuration
It is important to recognize that all dogs like us have different personalities, says Heather Pagan directed by the volunteerNo more Georgia puppiesEveryone has different tastes, dislikes, needs and fears that you need to know over time. "Every dog that a person brings home should feel at home, but we can't expect it to happen in three seconds," he explains: "We haveThat concentrating on slow presentations, being patient, reading body language, developing confidence and accepting that this is a big change in which the dog had no voice. "But if they are patient and devote time to try to understand their new puppies and deal withWith the challenges, they will be in the rewards will be harvested in the next years.Here they are10 increaseDouble advantages of possession of a pet.
Originally published: October 2, 2019
Leah Campbell covers the technology for reader websites and websites, including review.com. There is a high degree of infertility, commitment, adoption and education of children., led to the adoption of her daughter, Leah is also the author of the book Single Invertil Female. She lives in Alaska.Siguella on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.