Thinking of adopting a new dog? October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Adopting a pet is a major decision to make sure that you pick the right dog that is compatible with you, your family and lifestyle.
There are a variety of factors when adopting a pet:
Size to fit your family – will a larger breed work well for your family or would a smaller dog be a better fit?
Dog temperament – will the new dog get along with your children or other pets in your home? How aggressive will his or her behavior be? Some dogs will be better home protectors while other breeds may be better with children.
Energy level – are you a high energy person or someone who is a slower paced person…a high energy dog that needs plenty of exercise and play may not work if you are looking for a small lap dog.
How much of your time will your dog require? Some dogs are more independent than others.
Care – will your new dog require professional grooming or just an occasional bath? What about vet bills? Your dog will require routine medical care.
Adopting a dog is like adopting a child…it’s for a lifetime of your dog so it is important to have that attitude rather than thinking that you can just get rid of the dog should he or she not work out.
Just Happy Hounds loves rescues and shelter dogs make great pets to adopt. Also, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society is a great place to find just the right shelter dog and they will work with you through the adoption process to make a smooth transition for acclimating your new dog into your family.
Socialization is a big part of adjusting your shelter dog to his or her new family. Just Happy Hounds will give a free temperament test along with a free day at doggie daycare if you are a new client. This is is a great tool to see how your new shelter dog will get along with other dogs and how well they interact with others and it’s absolutely free.
Just Happy Hounds wishes you the best in your search for just the right dog to join your family.
Because at Just Happy Hounds…
We love ’em like you do!
The Best Doggie Daycare, Dog Boarding, Grooming and Training in the greater Birmingham area.
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