10 Reasons Why Adopting a Dog Will Be the Best Thing You Ever Do
Not many decisions in life make you an instant hero, but adopting a shelter dog is one of them!
10 Reasons Why Adopting a Shelter Dog Will Be the
Best thing you ever do
1. You'll Be a Hero
That's right, we said it, a real-life, full-blown, life-saving superhero, minus nothing but the cape (though you're more than welcome to wear a cape if you want to... we wouldn't blame you!). In fact, by adopting a dog, you are saving not one, but two lives, because you are freeing up space for another dog in need.
2. You'll have a #1 fan... for life!
Go ahead, sing that new Adele song at the top of your lungs in the car, work on that interpretative dance routine you've been finessing, and realize your life-long dream of teaching yourself to play the clarinet... your dog thinks you're doing great! You never know, they may even join you in nurturing these talents.
3. A lifetime supply of hugs and kisses
Trust us... your dog will never, ever tire of providing you with all of the love and affection that you could ever ask for.
4. You'll become a trendsetter
It's bound to happen. Your friends, your family, or that nice couple from the dog park, will ask you where your dog came from. And you'll proudly reply "My dog is a rescue". Trust us, they will remember, and, when it comes time for them to get a new dog, they're more likely to look into adopting a shelter dog too. It's the cool thing to do!
5. You'll have more money to spend on dog treats
Adoption fees are generally a whole lot less than the cost of buying a puppy from a breeder. Plus, most shelter dogs are not pure bred, and do not come with the associated health problems. When you adopt a dog from our rescue (and many others!) they will come already spayed/neutered, microchipped, and fully vaccinated. Less money spent at the vet = more money to spend on the important things in life... namely, dog treats!
6. You'll have a support system
At Dog Tales, our dogs truly become our family members, and we love to stay in touch with the adoptive families of our alumni after their adoption. You can rest assured knowing that if anything changes or isn't working out, whether it is a week after the adoption, or a year after the adoption, we will always take our dogs back. We also have a behaviourist on staff who is happy to help work though any issues with you. Of course, we know that this isn't going to happen because you and your dog will be best friends forever.
7. A lot of laughs
Sharing a home with a dog can become totally sitcom-worthy. It's basically a guarantee that any time you're having a bad day, your dog will do something completely weird and hilarious to cheer you up.
8. You can find the perfect match
Since most rescue dogs are past the puppy stage, it is easier to get an idea of their personality so that you can find the best match for you. When you visit a shelter you have the opportunity to meet dogs of all shapes and sizes so that, rather than choosing a puppy based on breed, you can choose a dog based on the connection between the two of you. You may be surprised by which dog you connect with!
9. Unlimited high-quality Instagram material.
Let's be real. Nobody really wants to see a photo of that waffle you ate for breakfast. What they want to see is a photo of your dog. Sitting on the couch, lying on the floor, snuggling with your cat, eating a treat... it doesn't even matter, because if you photograph it, they will like it. Your followers will thank you.
10. Eternal Gratitude
Many shelter dogs have been through truly horrible things prior to ending up at a shelter. Perhaps they were abused, perhaps they were used for breeding and then tossed away when they were no longer needed, perhaps they lived with a family who didn't see the value in an older dog and traded them in for a puppy. Whatever the reason, your dog will understand and appreciate all of the love and happiness that you provide them, and, in turn, will provide you with the same!