Dog Adoption -
A Great Option
Consider dog adoption when bringing a new pet into your family.Shelters such as the ASPCA, Humane Society and
local dog rescue groups are usually overflowing with dogs needing homes.
Each day an astronomical number of dogs are put to death in
shelters. The vast majority of these animals are loving gentle
creatures that would be a welcome addition to any family. In fact,
many of them were once in a family that could not or did not choose to
We have become such a throwaway society and
unfortunately that mentality has extended to these helpless living
beings. Can you imagine going from being a member of a family,
running and playing with your favorite kids, to being confined in a
small cage, hoping for even the smallest acknowledgment from someone
passing by? This is an all too familiar scenario played out in
Some shelters are truly wonderful.
They are no-kill and do their best to provide plenty of food,
water, shelter and love. But, even these shelters can only do so
much. And, they cannot take the place of a loving forever family of one's own. Many have limited resources, both
financial and human.
Please support these deserving groups with your donations of time
and money as well as spreading the word about their good works.
The ASPCA, Humane Society of the United States and Best Friends are all
wonderful examples on a national level. Dog adoption is a top priority. There are also many regional
and local groups run by compassionate people that selflessly devote their time and resources to make life
better for homeless and neglected animals.
Unfortunately,for every good shelter, there are many more undesirable ones.
Many of these lack the funding and even the compassion to do
better. Also, many are supported by local government funding and
thus are restricted by guidelines which include the number of animals
that can be housed at any one time. Without space, something has to
And that something is usually euthanasia - a term simply
referring to being put to death. Sugarcoating it as 'being put to
sleep', is simply that, sugarcoating. Some people deal with their
guilt that way but plain and simple, it is killing a helpless creature
often because they have become a bother. Euthanasia methods
range from decompression chambers and gas to lethal injection.
Even the injection, which is by far the most humane, is not
without it's cruelties. The dog is scared, alone and unloved in
it's last moments. A creature with so much capacity to love is
not allowed that luxury in it's final moments on earth.
If you are thinking of adopting, take a look at our dog adoption
checklist, then visit your local shelter. There you will find an enormous selection of new best
friends. Whether you decide on a small dog, medium dog, large dog or even one
of the extra large
dog breeds, you can find them through a dog rescue group. Give one of these wonderful shelter
dogs a new chance at life and add a
blessing to your family. MAKE DOG ADOPTION YOUR OPTION.