Last night while waiting for the anticlimactic and stupid long finale of American Idol we switched over to Grace and Frankie on Netflix. One of the plot lines involved Saul deciding to get a dog after his dog died. His family all wanted him to rescue a dog and he had every intention of doing just that. Until.
He was in the park and met a lady with the most adorable dog who loved on him and he realized this was the perfect dog. The lady said she thought maybe the dog’s brother was still available and the next scene has Saul at home with his new dog.
Turns out he bought a $3,000 dog from the breeder and then lies about it saying he rescued. He might have pulled it off except the dog wasn’t neutered and as his husband wisely pointed out at his age no shelter would let him go home without being fixed.
It might not be the biggest crime in the world to buy a dog but his family was right when they pointed out that there are thousands of dogs every day (670,000 according to the ASPCA) who are euthanized because of lack of space in shelters and no one willing to adopt these dogs.
Saul’s dog was super cute. And so are our dogs. His dog was trainable. So are our dogs. His dog was lovable and capable of giving huge love to him. You know what I’m going to say. So are our dogs. There are many reasons to opt for a shelter dog instead of buying a new best friend.
As we celebrate National Rescue Dog Day here are just a few reasons to adopt instead of shop.
You Get to Be A Hero
Saving a life feels good. Our dogs all come from a high-kill shelter with a ticking clock. Adoption is literally life-saving. By adopting from NEW PAWSibilities you are giving a dog a second chance at a wonderful life.
Unconditional Love Forever.
Shelter dogs come in all shape, sizes, breeds, and personalities. You’ll find the perfect dog to fit your lifestyle. A rescue knows they are better off with you than without. In exchange for a little, you’ll get a beautiful and unique companion that will show gratitude in countless ways.
You Can Choose from a Great Selection of Dogs
Dogs end up in shelters for many reasons such as financial, a move to a place that doesn’t allow dogs or the owner’s health to name a few. While some rescue dogs come to us with anxiety, injuries, and other issues, by the time we give them the time and love to adjust they are healthy and well-behaved and able to transition into their new home. We have a diverse population featuring all types of breeds from puppies to seniors.
You Help Fight Animal Cruelty
Puppy mills and unethical breeders are among the worst legislated pet industries and produce unhealthy and poorly socialized pets. Adoption is a humane way to not only give a homeless dog a place to live but to help put commercial dog breeding facilities and backyard breeders out of business.
You’ll Inspire Others to Adopt
When others meet your dog and see how successful it has been you may encourage them to adopt from NEW PAWSibilities instead of going through a store or breeder. Nothing like giving your friends superpowers so that they can be a hero just like you.
Adopting Helps to Control Pet Over-Population
For every one pet who finds a new family through adoption, we are able to bring in up to three additional dogs needing a new home and lots of love. As great as that is, the most cost-effective and humane way out of pet overpopulation begins with shelter spay/neuter programs and every dog at NEW PAWSibilities is fixed as part of the adoption process.
You’ll Save Money
For an adoption fee of $300.00 every dog is appropriately vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm tested, given flea and tick preventatives, microchipped for identification, and spayed or neutered at the appropriate age. Purchasing a puppy through a store or breeder ends up costing significantly more. Veterinarian charges for what we include often range between $700 to $1,000 excluding the dog purchase price!
To those who have rescued we and those dogs are so very grateful. If you are on our Facebook page the odds are high that we are preaching to the choir on this issue. Please forward this to others and tell them about all the wonderful and adoptable dogs we have at NEW PAWSibilities. We will never euthanize a dog because of space or because no one has come in to adopt a dog. Yet. We know a private home is better for our dogs than living in a shelter. But we believe in yet. We believe they will all be adopted with your help.
Want unconditional love? Here are just a few ways that your rescue dog will show their love. It’s pretty awesome when they do.