Article: Dog Adopting-Shelter Dogs Make Great Pets

by Joshua Nyamache.

Dog adopting is one way of providing a home for a dog and make sure he has the opportunity to live a full and happy life. estimates that as many as four million and cats are euthanized every year because they have no homes to go to. A dog can go up for adoption for a variety of reasons. His owner may have died, moved, or is unable to afford to care for him any longer.

Sometimes, wind up in shelters because they become lost or the owner developed allergies to him. There are many reasons why a dog or cat winds up in a shelter but usually it is not because they are bad dogs or have done anything wrong. All these dogs need is a new home and a chance at life. You can adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue group locally or online.

Dog adopting is a fairly quick and simple process. It can happen in a couple of minutes or take a couple of days. Depending upon where you adopt the dog from, you may be checked out by the agency to make sure you can properly care for him. They may visit your home to make sure you have room and a backyard that is dog friendly. They may call your landlord to make sure the dog will be welcome.

Once you have completed the adoption papers and have qualified to take the dog home, you'll have to pay an adoption fee. This could be from $ 50 to $ 350. Before you can take the dog home, he has to undergo surgery to be sprayed or neutered if he has not had it done already. A couple of days after surgery, your new dog will be ready to come home with you.

You may be tempted to adopt every dog you see but you should take the time to select one that is a good match for your circumstances. Dogs have different personalities just like humans do, a lot of that depends upon the breed of the dog. Not every breed is suitable for life with small kids. Some breeds don't get along well with other animals that might live in your home.

However, keep in mind that each dog, no matter what breed he is, has his own unique personality. You should spend enough time around the dog before you adopt it to get to know him and his personality. This can give you a good idea if the dog is able to fit into your household.

Dog adopting is not something to take lightly. You can make a big difference in a dog's life and you should only adopt a dog if you intend to keep him for the rest of his life. Take advantage of all of the services offered by the adoption agency so that you select the best dog.

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National Mill Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Colorado. We have been in existence since February of 2007 when Theresa rescued our founder, Lily, from Reedgate Kennels in Missouri. When Theresa got to the auction, Lily was sitting up in the back of her cage in the dark barn than she lived in. Lily was sitting on her back legs and rubbing her stomach with her front paws and looking Theresa square in the eyes and asking her for help. Theresa knew that she couldn't leave the auction without Lily and said, “We may have come 800 miles for one dog.” That wasn't the case as Lily was worn out, with a rotted jaw and mammary tumors along her entire left side. She brought 40 dollars. I wouldn't sell her for a million dollars. She's brought joy and love to my life from the day she got here. On that day National Mill Dog Rescue began. We have pledged to put an end to the cruelty and evil of the commericial breeding industry. (Industry! Indeed.) Also more commonly known as puppy mills. We do this by educating the public about puppy mills and letting them know that buying dogs in a pet store is wrong. There are many reputable breeders and shelters from which to get dogs. We are three on the board of directors and have over 100 volunteers, without which we couldn't do what we do. Nor could we survive without our genorous contributors which make this all possible. So I say THANK YOU to all our supporters now and in the future.

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    • ladylou383
    • July 26, 2012

    That is so fantastic! I am a Milldog volunteer- it is so great to see that people want to help as much as we do!:)

    It’s amazing how much I’ve grown as a person from these dogs. For every ounce you give they give you a pound back, and more.

    • trahndys
    • July 26, 2012

    I am happy to say I have adopted one of the NMDR dogs and she’s the sweetest little girl ever!
    She will be loved and spoiled to pieces.

    • nadesia007
    • July 26, 2012

    My family recently adopted a 3 yr. old Havanese named Ava from NMDR. She was very shy and scared to even go through doors. Yet even just after 3 weeks, she has opened up and wants to play all the time! It’s wonderful and a blessing to have her, and I appreciate the dedication and hard work this organization has had to rescue these beautiful animals. 🙂

    • wircom88
    • July 26, 2012

    My first beagle was from a pet store and as we found out later, he was from a midwest puppy mill. I didn’t know any better. I never heard of puppy mills back then (this was 15 years ago). I was young and stupid. PLEASE – GET THE WORD OUT!!!! Tell anyone about this terrible thing! I’ll post it on my channel. I feel ashamed thinking about the fact that I bought a pup from a place like that.

    • MetaKittie
    • July 26, 2012

    Thanks for all you do! I’m creating a club that will support NMDR at my school.

    • akb333
    • July 26, 2012

    thank you

    • luvmycairns
    • July 26, 2012

    Thank you for caring! I have fostered 30 puppy mill rescued Cairn Terriers, and adopted 4 of them. There is NOTHING like a rescued mill dog, they are the BEST!! If you check out my videos, you will see my special babies.

    • flowervine39
    • July 26, 2012

    That’s wonderful that you’re doing this.My friends and I volunteer about once a week and it is amazing to see the dogs improve over time.Thanks again for helping so much!

    • kathy8021
    • July 25, 2012

    I have 2 puppy mill dogs, they are so sweet, one is still pretty afraid but after 9 months will let us pet her sometimes. She still won’t take food from our hands. She loves to play with our other 4 dogs and seeing her play is worth it all. Puppy mills are a crime and must be stopped.

    • DarkMotherEarth
    • July 25, 2012

    I have about 4 or 5 mill dogs lol and i think my mom is an amazing person for starting this and keeping with this.

    • TheManWhoIs20
    • July 25, 2012

    Where do I find puppy mill rescues? I want to rescue.

    • rob2049
    • July 25, 2012

    Was thata dude, or just a leaks?

    • FoggedTears
    • July 25, 2012

    awww how can you be so cruel to such a cute puppy?

    • AliciaN621
    • July 25, 2012

    I adopted my 2nd rescue, my first puppy mill survivor. She is my diamond. I absolutely love NMDR. These people are so passionate and dedicate their lives to saving these animals. That is a tear jerker right there. My Japanese Chin is the perfect fit for me. PLEASE ADOPT, save a life.

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