Adopting a Shelter Dog

Are you looking for a new canine companion? If so, we hope you will consider adopting a shelter dog. Animal shelters are overflowing with sweet, lovable dogs that are in desperate need of good homes. Read on as a local Carmel, IN veterinarian discusses adopting a shelter dog.

Reasons to Adopt From A Shelter

There are many reasons to consider adopting from shelters and rescues. For one, you’ll be giving an animal a second chance, which can be a very beautiful and rewarding experience. You’re also helping to support animal welfare, as the space Fido vacates will be quickly filled by another adorable dog in need. If you love animals, this will definitely make you feel great about your choice! Adopting from a shelter is also often much cheaper than going through a breeder or pet shop. Most shelters some veterinary care, such as spay/neuter surgery in their adoption fees. This alone can save you quite a bit of money! Plus, you can rest assured, knowing you’re supporting a place that tries to help animals in need.

Finding Fido

Going to a shelter allows you time to find the dog that is right for you. Whether you’re looking for a pooch that is of a certain age, breed, color, or personality, there’s a good chance you’ll find your canine buddy waiting for you in a shelter. You’ll be able to spend a little time with your new furry friend, which will help ensure that you’re making the right choice.

Helping Your New Pet Adjust

Being in a shelter can be very traumatic for dogs. Fido may need a bit of time to adjust to his new life. We recommend starting your pup out in a quiet room with food, treats, bedding, and toys. You’ll want to visit your vet, for parasite control, examinations, and anything else Fido may need done, such as microchipping. Give your new buddy treats and toys, and take him on lots of walks.

Tail Wags!

Many shelter dogs know they have been saved. Pet owners often report that dogs adopted from shelters are extremely loyal and loving pets. Fido will repay your kindness with unconditional love, and lots of doggy kisses and tail wags. What more could you ask for?

Do you have any questions about your dog’s health or care? We can help! Call us, your Carmel, IN veterinary clinic, today!

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