It is exhilarating, the first time you go and buy a dog.
You are not just buying a pet, you are inviting a friend and a companion into your life.
Whether it is a pure breed or a crossbred dog that you prefer, adoption for dogs requires a lifelong commitment.
You do want to make sure you are committed to this partnership.
Why Adopt Dogs?
Many people think they are taking on other people’s trouble when they adopt a dog for free.
That is not true at all.
There are many dogs that are being abandoned due to their owners’ faithlessness.
Many of the dogs are currently under the care of welfare organisations.
Frankly, there are many advantages to adoption as explained below.
Adopting Dogs’ Costs
It is much cheaper to adopt a dog from a welfare organisation than to buy one from the pet shops or breeders.
Compared to paying anything from $500 to $2000 from the pet shops or breeders, adopting a dog from a welfare organisation only entails a token adoption fee and provides many more benefits.
Adopting Dogs’ Facts
Most of these welfare organisations are nonprofit and their priority is the welfare and future of the dogs under their care.
In their point of view, it is never about making the sale or about money.
They are usually upfront about the character traits and health status of the dog, both good and bad.
They want to find a second home for the dogs so there is no point masking or hiding certain facts about the dog to accelerate the adoption process.
If the new owners to find out about the new fact later, they may put the dog’s life or future may be in jeopardy.
A Lifetime Of Support
Most of these welfare organisations are made up of volunteers.
Many of them believe in keeping in contact with their adopters even past the adoption stage and helping with any problems that may come at various stages.
Please take note: this does not provide an avenue for people to ‘try out’ the dog first.
Adopting dogs is a lifetime commitment and should be treated seriously.
Ultimately, the adopters needs to have the mindset to work out whatever problems they may face, should there be any.
Most of the dogs in the welfare organisation are rescued dogs who were either strays or have been abandoned.
As a result of their hardship and suffering, most of them are deeply loyal and affectionate because they appreciate the second chance that they are given.
Since adoption for dogs is such a viable and economical choice, Why not give it a try?
You can go to some of the links below to find out more.
Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD) was established in December 2000 as a non-profit organisation with the mission to improve the welfare of stray and abandoned dogs in Singapore
One of the oldest societies for abused animals in existence since the 1800s. You can find many information and services here
Australia’s biggest home for dogs
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