The Joys of Dog Adoption

rescue dogs Lauren Yurick

When you experience the joy of dog adoption, you are not only saving a canine life, but you are also upgrading your own life in the process. Shelter dogs differ from other dogs, they teach you lessons in life and love. Anyone who has adopted their dog can tell you, there is no nicer, more unpretentious teacher than a shelter dog.

A visit to your local animal shelter will get you started on the road to canine redemption. If you need any more reasons to adopt a shelter dog, here are some compelling reasons to adopt.

It’s A Form Of Recycling

Like we’ve learned in saving the environment, being green is a benefit to us all. Adopting a dog is one of the noblest forms of recycling. You don’t even need to buy, just adopt from the shelter!

It Helps End Homelessness

Every year, millions of sweet, healthy, ready to be loved dogs are killed at animal shelters across this country just because of the lack of cage space. Like with people, bad luck can cause good dogs to become homeless through no fault of their own. By adopting a shelter dog, you’re doing your part to help solve the nationwide crisis of homelessness.

It’s Just Cool

Look at all of the celebrities you see walking around with their adopted dogs by their side. It’s clear adoption isn’t just the right thing to do- it’s the cool thing to do too! Think of it this way, to your adopted dog, you are a true rockstar!

Flaunt Your New Best Friend

Adopted dogs are the super-smart mutts of the dog world. Skip the honor student bumper sticker. Flaunt your new best buddy with a cool collar or even a t-shirt.

The Companionship

The love you recieve and give to your adopted dog is mutual. You will instantly fall in love with your adopted dog, and your new best friend will return those tender feelings tenfold. You’ll never be lonely again, because you’ll always have your buddy.

The Love Is Unconditional

This goes without saying, but do you’re adopted dog, you are their best friend, rescuer, and rock star. You can’t and won’t beat your adopted dog’s uncomplaining, adoring presence.

You’ll Be Embarrassment-Proof

Ever get performance anxiety when trying out a new hobby or activity? Your adopted dog will never judge you, and always give you an A+. Don’t worry about exercising or cooking and being judged for it while in the presence of your dog- you’re always #1!

Shows Who You Are As A Person

Adopting your dog proves you’re a person of great inner depth who values substance over style. Think about it, selecting to adopt a mystery dog of unknown parentage over a predictable pedigreed purebred.

Shows Your Style

There’s no more styling statement than a shelter dog. Your dog coordinates with anything you’ll be wearing. Plus there are plenty of breed specific rescues to choose from.

Hope this list gives you enough reasons to let a wonderful shelter dog into your life!