Benefits of getting a rescue dog over a new puppy

There are many benefits to getting a rescue dog over a new puppy,

  • You’re giving a dog a second chance. Rescue dogs often come from difficult backgrounds, such as abuse or neglect, and giving them a loving home can be incredibly rewarding.
  • Rescue dogs are often already house trained and have basic obedience training. This can save you a lot of time and effort compared to training a new puppy from scratch.
  • Rescue dogs are typically older than puppies, which means they’re often calmer and more settled. This can be a good option if you’re looking for a companion who doesn’t require as much exercise or attention as a young puppy.
  • Rescue dogs are often less expensive to adopt than purebred puppies from breeders, and they often come with vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and other basic medical care already taken care of.  The cost of insurance may be more due to not knowing the background so you may need to shop around for a pet insurance to suit – check with the rescue centre as they may be able to advise.
  • You can often get a better sense of a rescue dog’s personality and temperament before adopting, since they’ve already been living with a foster family or in a shelter. This can help you find a dog that’s a good match for your lifestyle and personality.
  • You’re helping to reduce overpopulation. By adopting a rescue dog, you’re helping to reduce the number of dogs in shelters and the number of dogs who are euthanized each year.

Overall, adopting a rescue dog can be a wonderful way to bring a new furry friend into your life, while also making a positive impact on the world around you.


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