Deck the halls with paws for a happy howliday season. Doggone great gift!
Thinking about adding a dog to your family for a Christmas gift? Consider instead of adding a cute puppy bringing home a gift of an adult dog and adopting from a local rescue organization. You can make a difference!
Why an adult dog? These dogs are often overlooked but here are some of their benefits:
*Adult dogs are housebroken (who enjoys this training?). They also usually understand basic obedience commands like come, sit, stay and down.
*Adopting a mature dog takes the guesswork out of determining what your pet will look like as an adult – what size she’ll grow to, the thickness and color of her coat and her basic temperament, for example. You will know immediately the temperament and size of an adult dog. Find a dog that fits your personality and home situation. Most rescue dogs are relinquished that usually have nothing to do with their behavioral problems and generally are quite loving and gentle.
*Adult dogs assimilate well with family, children and other dogs, especially if they’re from a rescue organization, because they get a lot of socialization before they’re allowed to be adopted.
*What’s up doc? Adult dogs are up to date on their vaccinated, spayed or neutered and microchipped when adopted through a rescue. This saves you a lot of money. Puppies need a lot of well care in their first year that can get expensive.
*Time matters? Adopting an adult dog allows you to skip over the time consuming, often frustrating puppy stage of development.
There are countless benefits to dog ownership
An adopted dog can enrich your life in ways both big and small. The unconditional love and loyalty of a dog can lift depression, ease loneliness, lower blood pressure, and give you a reason to get up in the morning. A dog that loves to walk or run outdoors can be just the incentive you need to start exercising regularly. When you know you saved your furry companion from an possible unpleasant fate, it makes the bond you share that much more meaningful.
The photos are two adult dogs available for adoption through my favorite rescue organization Walking Home Together .
Find love during the howliday season. Want more info or info on how you can support this rescue? Contact me
You can make a difference and support this rescue organization when you shop online for your gift giving during the holidays or anytime during the year. 25% of your retail order will benefit Walking Home Together. We will be a “force for good”. Together we will make a difference!