Not convinced whether to adopt a dog from a Shelter. Ready but don’t know what kind of dog you want? Knowing your choices ensures you find the right dog for you and your family’s lifestyle. Choose the right dog to provide a forever home and experience the joy of unconditional love and loyalty.

Rescue shelters rehome abandoned, abused and unwanted dogs and other animals. Shelter dogs come from various places such as animals found wandering the streets by Council Animal Control Officers and general public or sometimes people have to surrender dogs because their circumstances have changed and they can no longer keep their dog.

Rescue shelters provide a safe environment and care until the right family comes along. Many of the dog shelters are non profit organisations funded by donations so they can care for homeless dogs. Their staff and many volunteers are dedicated people who love animals and will do their best to match you up with the right dog. Animal shelters usually have puppies, mature dogs and purebreds to select from and will allow people to spend time with a dog before adopting.Find additional information at Westchester Animal Rescue shelter.

The advantages of adopting from a dog pound or animal shelter are that they will be spayed or neutered already before adoption. They are health checked and a temperament evaluation performed. The fee paid to the SPCA, ASPCA, RSPCA and other shelters include all of the above. The shelter staff are usually very knowledgeable about the animals in the shelter and willing to help you make a good selection.

Dog pounds and animal refuges are full of wonderful pets just waiting for someone to rescue them. The best thing of all is knowing you have given a dog a second chance and in some cases saved a dog’s life. By adopting a dog you can have the wonderful experience with a canine friend that thousands of dog owners already enjoy.