Adopting a Dog vs. Buying One?
You need to consider many factors when deciding between buying a dog and adopting a puppy. There are advantages and disadvantages to both options. It is essential to consider your lifestyle and personal preferences to make the right decision. However, there are also many benefits to adopting a dog. This article will help you decide between the two. We hope this article has helped you come to a final decision.
The first advantage of adopting a dog is that you’ll be saving a life. While many shelters have gone “no-kill” in recent years, it’s important to remember that dogs in kennels still deteriorate over time. So taking in a dog lets you know its background and give it a second chance. And because you don’t know the history of a dog before you adopt it, you’ll be giving it a second chance at a happy and healthy life.
Another reason to adopt a dog is to save a life. By adopting a dog, you’re saving the life of a dog and making room for another dog in need. Plus, you’ll get to know the pet’s personality. Most rescue dogs have been microchipped and trained, and many are already housebroken. However, the main risk to adopting a dog is that you don’t know their background.
I was recently confronted with what I believed to be discrimination between dog owners. While on a social media site, a user stated that they would never purchase online from pet stores since they could be considered a way to encourage buying a dog rather than adopting one.
They were utterly against buying the dog rather than adopting. I was not a fan of this premise. Pet retailers don’t ask for a pedigree before selling their products; they just need numbers and sizes.
Both pedigree and rescue dogs require shampoo to bathe and bowl to eat in and water and an area to rest on. A lot of pet stores have rescue links on their websites and pet health information. In addition, I’ve seen pet retailers with links to donate to animal shelters as well as humane societies.
I want to clear the air for dog owners who share the same view of pet stores that promote pets rather than adoption. Being a dog owner is not determined by how you purchased your dog.
It’s based on your care level, the amount of affection you show, and the happiness the pet brings your soul. I’m against animal cruelty regardless of the place you got your pet. I have a deep admiration for those who run rescues and shelters. I would like to see all unwanted dogs adopted, but I’m not against buying also.
The decision to adopt or buy a dog is a personal choice that does not mean that you are lesser of a pet owner. Everyone has their own opinion, but I do not believe that you should forget the important things.
I know people who only adopt and those who purchase only pure breeds. It doesn’t mean that either of them is any less of a person. It’s the way you feel within your heart that is important! In short, you can buy or adopt so long as you are in love with your pet!