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Adopting or rescuing a dog. Sounds wonderful, noble, and just a good thing to do. Everyone who “adopts or rescues” a dog does it with good intentions, and that is wonderful and noble. We need more people to take in those dogs that have little hope, and in some cases are waiting to be euthanized. However, before running down to the local shelter and picking out the cutest little guy you have ever seen, I would like to offer some tips that will confirm your desire to adopt/rescue, or give you pause to more thoroughly think through this major decision. And it really is a major decision.
In this Part, I ask you a question that you should be asking yourself… “Why?” Why do you have a desire to adopt or rescue?
Bad Reason #1: I’m lonely and I need a friend.
Bad Reason #2: My kids have been pestering me to get a dog.
Bad Reason #3: I like to do good things.
Bad Reason #4: I want a dog to protect my family.
Bad Reason #5: I feel so bad for those dogs, and I wish I could take them all.
Ok, those are some bad reasons. You may be able to think of more, but what is a good reason?... I love dogs and I am totally committed (and able) in every way to give my adopted/rescued dog the best life possible. Huh. There’s a lot there, right? I’ll begin to unpack it next time.
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