Today we bring you tips for adopting a dog, grouping the information for those people who decide to offer these fantastic animals an opportunity. It is important to be aware that a new life enters our home and we will have a series of responsibilities to fulfill best family pets. In exchange, we will receive all the love and affection of an animal to which we give a second chance.
Why adopt a dog?
When we adopt a dog we are offering them a second chance. Abandonment is currently a problem, which, despite legislation, has become an endemic evil. During times like Christmas, giving a pet as a gift has become common, and on many occasions the lack of knowledge of whether the person will really be able to take care of it or whether the animal even grows larger than expected ultimately causes abandonment.
Adopting a dog entails a series of responsibilities and it is necessary to know all the information available before it enters our lives. By adopting we not only get a pet, we have a companion who will always be grateful and will give his life for us.
Adopt a puppy or an adult?
Many people choose to adopt a puppy, and many adult dogs miss the opportunity to give their love to a new companion. Despite the belief that as puppies we can teach them and they learn, an adult may already have a foundation of education and learning that allows them to easily adapt to their new life. When we go to a kennel or adoption center we will have all the necessary information to choose the most appropriate way.
Tips for adopting the right dog
As we have already said, any kennel or adoption center will provide you with the information necessary for adoption and will help you choose the most appropriate one for your circumstances. Investigating, for example, which breeds are most suitable for children, for apartments or even for our activity is a point in favor of choosing well.
Once the dog has been chosen and authorized by the adoption center, you will be provided with a contract in which you will be informed if it has a chip (the name change has a cost), or if not, one will be placed.
Once our companion has arrived, we must begin the process of adapting the dog to its new life. It is possible that he will show nervousness the first few days and may not find his place, so we must anticipate and look for the place in our home where he will sleep and feed. We will provide you with a bed appropriate to your size and weight, differentiating the rest and eating areas.
It is advisable to walk the dog nearby so that it begins to get to know the place, relaxes and enters the house calmly. We must have found out if the dog has all the vaccines and if he has been treated by a veterinarian, otherwise it is necessary to go to the veterinarian to check that we have everything up to date.
The resting place should be free of objects that could break or be chewed on since the first few days you may find yourself nervous or stressed by the new situation (for example, cables or objects that could be swallowed). It is important to think about the most suitable dog food; if you have any allergies, we will ask our veterinarian to offer us the most appropriate solution. We will divide it into two doses and if the dog eats with anxiety, we can choose anti-anxiety bowls.
We must be very patient since the first few days he is adapting to his new home and it represents a very big change for his lifestyle. We will not repress his behavior and we will transmit the positivity he needs, trying to correct little by little, never without hitting him. For the car we can purchase bars that are placed in the trunk so that it can travel comfortably.
With all this information you can go to your nearest adoption center to find out what is necessary and remember that a dog is a living being like us, so if you are not sure, it is better to wait and reflect to adopt at the right time.