As some of you may know, today is the ‘Blog the Change for Animals’ Event and I decided to take part. I am very lucky to have owners who take care of me and help me work through my anxious dog issues but not all dogs are that lucky. Some dogs get given to shelters and abandoned because they are very anxious dogs and their owners do not know how to help them. These dogs are just misunderstood and need to find a new owner that will understand and help them!
I have a lot of friends, humans and dogs, over at IDOG Rescue, Doodle Rescue Collective and the Oodles of Doodles Rescue . They work really hard to help abandoned dogs find new forever homes. There are people and dogs that take them in and foster them, teaching them to trust dogs and humans again and help them to build up their self-confidence until they can find their forever home.
Don’t get me wrong, not all the rescue dogs are anxious. People give up dogs to shelters for many reasons like they are moving, they don’t have enough money for dog food, or they do not have time for the dog. Sometimes people don’t think through their decision to get a dog and those dogs who may be happy-go-lucky and friendly get surrendered to shelters or rescue groups.
Some of the advantages to rescuing a dog are:
- You can see what you are getting because their personality is all ready developed
- You don’t have to go through the puppy stage of training (waking up every 3 hours for potty breaks!) unless you adopt a puppy.
- You may be saving a dog from being put down and will be giving them a second chance at life!
- If you are an experienced dog owner you can take on an anxious dog and work with him to become confident.
If you are not looking for a new dog you should consider fostering a rescue dog. The rescue groups like IDOG and the Doodle Rescue Collective ALWAYS need good homes to take care of dogs while they help find their forever homes. There is nothing more rewarding that helping a dog along his path to finding the humans who will love him for the rest of his life! You can also volunteer by transporting dogs in need, assisting with home checks, and volunteering in other ways or donating money.
Check out IDOG Rescue, Doodle Rescue Collective and Oodles of Doodles Rescue if you are looking for a Labradoodle or Goldendoole. If you are interested in adopting a dog of a different breed do a quick google search and you are bound to find a breed-specific rescue group online! And remember to spread the word and check out other Blog the Change posts!
Thanks for reading! Woof woof!