The shelter will have helped with medical costs
When a dog becomes a member of the shelter, they usually get vaccinated and neutered. If you were to welcome a new puppy you bought from a breeder to your home, you would have to pay for all of that on top of the price of the puppy.
There are many breeds you can choose from
Shelters are filled with a variety of breeds, sizes, ages, and personalities that you can choose from. You can find specific breeds and the greatest mixed-breeds, old or young, male or female.
You can get full details about their personalities
It’s important to make sure owners and dogs are properly matched even if it was love at first sight. The employees and volunteers can provide useful information about the dog you would like to adopt, including their personality whether they are good with children or other dogs etc.
You help break the cycle of pet overpopulation
Sadly, there aren’t enough homes for all the animals that are born every year therefore when you adopt from a shelter you break the pet overpopulation cycle.
They will love you
A dog that has been adopted will show you how thankful they are that you rescued them. You will be able to see the difference in their eyes and how free they feel when you first introduce them to your home. Others will have to take their time to gain your trust but it’s worth it.
Combat puppy mills
Puppy mills are inhumane dog breeding facilities that keep animals in cramped and filthy conditions supplying them to pet stores. They use puppies for profit and ignore the needs of the puppies and their mothers. The female dogs are bred over and over again until they are can no longer reproduce. Puppy mills breed dogs for quantity, not quality therefore genetic defects are very common. It is up to us to combat puppy mills.
You’ve saved a life
When you adopt from a shelter you give an animal a second chance, a chance to have a loving family that takes care of them. Most of them had been abandoned by their owners or may have suffered from abuse, it takes time and patience to recover but they deserve to heal.
Pets can help connect a family and studies have shown that having a dog reduces depression and helps you relax, so you wouldn’t be the only one helping.
EbÁrvaház Non-profit Organisation
In the name of responsible animal husbandry Julius-K9 is also supporting a Non-profit Organisation, called Ebárvaház in Hungary. This organization was established at the start of 2014 through the joint efforts of a group of animal advocates and their aim is to restore health, rehabilitate, and re home dogs.
Many people from around the city come and take the dogs for a walk during the week, it’s a great family activity. The dogs enjoy meeting and being around people. They have many adorable dogs in all breeds and sizes that are waiting to have a home.
For more information visit their Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ebarvahaz