|Mans best friend could be a shelter dog|
|Thursday, 08 October 2009 00:00|
Talking with several adopters, they each have the same feelings of adopting from a shelter; they would never hesitate in adopting again. If you stop to think of the the possible life the dogs have had prior to being rescued or taken to the shelter, these dogs have had to find their own food, shelter and have had little or no contact with people. This being said, when a shelter dog becomes part of your family they are loyal and thankful to you for rescuing them.
For a potential adopter, you must be ready for a commitment for many years, both financially and emotionally. Questions you need to ask yourself before making that commitment are:
Who will be the primary caregiver of the animal? Such as, who will feed and water, take for walks or to the vet?
Is your family in agreement on what kind of pet best suits your family's lifestyle? Is your family one that is on the run or a family that stays home?
Can your family financially afford a pet?
Are you and your family willing to give the time to train your pet?
Are you or your family allergic to any certain breed or hair type?
If this new furry friend is going to added to other existing pets in your household, how will the pets get along?
As you see there are many questions and planning that goes into adding a new family member to your household. Just remember that the extra work is definitely worth the reward you will receive with a happy and healthy new member of your family.
If you have questions regarding the animal shelter, please call 883-3673 and they will be glad to answer any questions your might have. Adoption hours at the Salem Animal Shelter are Monday through Friday 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 08 October 2009 07:42|