Congratulations for adopting a dog in need directly from his existing family. There are benefits all around, for everyone when you adopt a dog directly from an existing home that can no longer meet his needs.
Adopting a Dog Direct – Benefits for your Family
Adopting from a dog’s current family gives you direct communication and knowledge about the dog’s medical history, his personality and temperament, favorite toys and games, special tricks or talents, and even fears or quirks. This is helpful information that’s often lost once a dog has been left at a shelter.
For the Adoptive Dog
A dog adopted from one home into another home avoids the trauma and unknowns of a shelter facility. Even the best shelters are loud and chaotic, and can be a scary and stressful place for animals. And many dogs unfortunately are still too often put down for a shortage of space or when displaying fear from the stress. We believe that transitioning a dog from one loving home into a new one, with guardians in communication about the dog’s needs and routines, is best solution for everyone.
For Shelters and Rescues
Keeping an adoptable dog OUT of the shelter systems means less financial and staff burden on limited shelter resources. Shelter staff are able to devote more quality time and training to a smaller number of animals in their care.