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That cardboard box full of puppies at the front of the store is fun to stop by and admire the squirming little bundles of soft puppy fur.
Yet you know nothing about the family selling the puppies or about the background of the pups' heritage.
It is important to adopt a dog from a caring home or facility. Adopting your dog is for life, so you want one that is perfect for you and your family. Selecting a shelter is the next step.
That can be a challenge because quality and standards vary.
Sometimes the best thing to do is drop in unannounced and check out the staff, attitudes, room and cleanliness.
Make a mental list of what you expect. You want clean, comfortable pet facilities.
Happy staff members with caring demeanor are always a good sign of a great shelter.
The beautiful building with state-of-the art kennels if limited if the staff has little knowledge about dogs and their needs.
A top feature is an easy adoption process. Screening is important in many cases, but endless red tape puts off many adopters.
Perhaps a shelter with conscientious and thorough employees is in your neighborhood. Your perfect dog pal is looking for you also.
If you do not find each other right away, keep your adoption dreams alive. He might show up when you least expect it.
Surrounded by different kinds of shelters, the differences can be hard to detect.
The municipally run ‘pound' is an animal control facility that holds animals while owners are located. It seldom offers an adoption process.
The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Humane Societies are non-profit organizations involved in rescuing and offering adoption of homeless animals.
Caring for animals is the top priority of all these facilities.
The Humane Society, SPCA, and most shelters are self-supported, privately operated and independent operations.
They often offer educational classes explaining pet care, sponsor vaccination clinics and arrange inexpensive spay and neuter programs.
Lobbyists present concerns about animals to legislators. They seek adoptive families for the animals in their care.
Many private shelters operate with a ‘no-kill' mission. City or county government pounds control stray animals.
There are differences in each shelter and pound. Some take excellent care of their animal guests and seek for kind adoptive families.
Others have no idea what an animal needs and expend little effort to caring for those in their charge.
If you are uncertain how to spot the perfect dog for you, wait until you are at a pound or shelter that looks welcoming and friendly with capable and knowledgeable staff.
They can provide the guidance and support you need to adopt the right dog, and make the change for both of you a welcome, happy one.
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