How to adopt a dog
Whether you choose to adopt an adult dog or a puppy, there are pros and cons to rescuing a dog and it’s a very personal decision that requires careful research and consideration of the type of home you will be able to provide.
Benefits of adopting a dog
Challenges of adopting a dog
Top tips for adopting a dog
Key to a successful transition is spending time with your potential dog before bringing it home. Try to see it several times before adopting it and ask to take it out of the shelter for a few walks, both on and off the lead. If possible, take it out in your car and observe its behaviour in different circumstances.
Centre staff will know the dogs they care for and are there to help advise, so ask questions about your dog to understand its nature. For example:
Bringing your adopted dog home
Adopting a dog is an important commitment that needs to be carefully considered, but if your decision is properly researched the result can be a rewarding relationship for you and your dog.