Tuesday, March 17, 2020

What You Need To Consider Before Getting A Rescue Dog

Getting A Rescue Dog
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If you are considering getting a dog in the near future, one of the best ways that you can do this is to adopt one from a rescue center. There are lots of dogs out there that need a good home, and you could be the right person to do that. 

However, before you rush off to your local rehoming center and pick the dog that you want, it is vital that you do some research first and make sure you know exactly what you are getting yourself in for. Dogs take a lot of time and attention. You need to be able to afford to give them the best quality of life possible. This means feeding them well and paying for their vet’s bills. You should also think about getting pet insurance just in case. 

Here are some of the major things that you should think about before getting a rescue dog. 


Pick The Dog That Suits Your Lifestyle

Every dog is different. But there are often universal characteristics that are true of most dogs within a certain breed. When it comes to deciding which dog to get, it is important that you consider these characteristics and you find a dog with a temperament that suits your lifestyle. 

For example, if you are looking for suitable dogs for elderly, pick a breed that is not known for its energy. If you got a dog that needed to go for big long walks or runs, then you might not be able to provide it with the life that it needs. 

If you have young children in the home, make sure you get a dog that is fairly docile. 

Diet And Healthcare Costs

Remember that you need to feed your dog daily. Some breeds will eat more than others and they will have different requirements when they are a puppy or when they are old. 

Diet plays a major part in the health of a dog, and it is always important to invest in healthy dog food. If you buy the cheapest food you can find, it is unlikely to be good for your dogs

Don’t forget to factor healthcare costs when it comes to deciding to rescue a dog. You will need to give your dog worm and flea treatment every month, and you should also take them to the vets for their jabs and a checkup once a year. 

Exercising 

Dogs need exercise. For some, this might be a short walk at a slow to moderate pace, while for others, it may mean going several miles or running fast over a long distance. 

Make sure you know what you are getting in for with the type of dog you are getting. You need to commit yourself to walk your dog every day. Without their walks, dogs can get restless, become very unhappy, and develop severe health problems. Be honest with yourself about how much you are able to walk each day and think about the dogs needs over your own. 


30 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great post. I wish I could have a pup where I live.

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  2. Rescue dogs are the best. This one is so cute!

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  3. Why wouldn't you want a rescue dog, they are awesome

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  4. All such great points! Thanks for sharing.

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  5. We just bought a house! One of the top things on my priority list is to rescue a dog and make it a part of our family!

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  6. Same with most rescue animals, a big decision indeed!! Nice insight.

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  7. Thank you for posting this. Two of the major causes/campaigns that I support are Adopt Don't Shop, and ending puppy mills. (My mother's dog was a puppy mill rescue.) I would like to add that it is important to remember that dogs with special needs, as well as senior dogs, are in need of loving homes as well-- and all too often, they get overlooked.
    Thank you,
    --Ann

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  8. This is great! Thank you! :)

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  9. We have 3 dogs. One of which is a true rescue. We got her as a pup. She is a pit bull. Another was a dog a daughter brought home that the Mom said no. Then our last one was flown over from another state to come live with us.

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  10. Excellent tips. Give a dog a good home.

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  11. This are all really important points to consider, thanks for the post :)

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  12. My daughter has a rescue dog. I am glad that you vent potential dog owners.

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  13. What a cute rescue dog, but please consider if one is right for you and your family.

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  14. These are all thoughtful ideas to ponder before you add a rescue dog to your family.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  15. Great tips, it's important to know the breed/breeds of the dog you are thinking of adopting. Make sure it is a breed that is good with children if you have them.

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  16. We have only ever had rescue dogs

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  17. These are really great things to think about before adopting a rescue dog. I've rescued two dogs in my life without thinking about these points. I saw that they were being abused and took them in.

    Candy Rachelle
    Keeping Up With Candy
    www.keepingupwithcandy.com

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  18. never regretted getting my rescue!

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  19. Wonderful post. I always choose elderly pets to rescue. Give them some comfort, enjoyment and pampering for their final years.

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  20. I would love to have a dog again, but with 6 rescued feral cats that did not grow up with dogs, I'm thinking any dog plans will have to wait until we are all allowed outside again!

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  21. Rescue is the way to go. Would like to rescue a dog one day. We have rescued many cats though.

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  22. Thanks for the tips. Rescue dogs are great!

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  23. Our pup is a rescue dog. She has been great we love her and she loves the grand kids

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  24. we have a rescue dog -- my friend's husband found her tied up behind a water treatment plant. they already had 4 dogs -so we took her - She is so sweet and is our baby! Her name is Amelia Earhart :)

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  25. This is absolutely wonderful information. I used to raise a lot of rescue dogs and they Are the most loving ever

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