Shelter Dog Facts
Reason why pets are brought to shelters:
• Their owners passed away
• They could not afford to take care of them
• The animal was not allowed to live in the household (apartment).
• Their owner gave them up because they shed or needed exercise.
• They bought the dog on impulse and were not ready for the responsibility.
There are many myths about shelter dogs. Read more.• Shelter dogs are often more grateful, loyal and devoted. • They are usually healthy and just need a good home. • Age does not affect a pets ability to bond with a new family and they can even learn new names. • Most stray dogs had a family but were lost or put outside to fend for themselves. Many strays have collars but no ID tag. • If a shelter dog looks shy or frightened, they may just lack social skills and are be stressed in a loud shelter with many other animals. A new home usually cures their fears