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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Why Adopting a Dog Is Better Than Going to a Breeder

Adoption vs Breeder

They are cute, cuddly, and there for you in your time of need, but what should one do when they are thinking about where to get a dog? If you are asking yourself that question, then you have come to the right place because I am going to tell you why you should adopt a dog as opposed to buying one from a breeder.

First off, there are too many dogs in shelters to count, all of which need a loving owner and home that will take care of them. Someone to be their best friend. These dogs have had rough upbringings or traumatic experiences that may prevent them from doing basic activities and are in dire need of our help. For example, my dog Buddy won’t eat his food if there are other dogs in the room because we believe that when he was young, he was bulled away form food by other dogs and consequently, developed this mistrust and habit. To counter this, we take his food into another room to feed him. This is a habit that is so deeply ingrained into his mind that we can not break it. One can not help but feel sympathy for these dogs because they have been through so much and it is our duty as owners to try and save as many as we can to give them the best life possible.

Second, shelter dogs will understand and read emotion better than breeder dogs because they themselves have had similar emotions. While the experiences they may have had scared and hurt them, it also gave them the ability to recognize changes in emotion and react accordingly. My dog Coco, for example, can recognize when I am frustrated or in a bad mood. She can sense this and will find me no matter where I am at in the house to comfort me by poking her head under my armpit and lick my face in an attempt to make me feel better. Most of the time it works, and I have no one else to thank for it than Coco. Now I am not saying that a dog from a breeder can not sense emotion, and are perfectly capable of it, but it all goes back to the fact that there are countless shelter dogs that can do the same thing and are in desperate need of a home.

Now the choice is yours on whether you should adopt. If you don’t feel comfortable adopting and would rather go to a breeder, then you should do that as it is something you would be most comfortable with. One saying that I hold dear is, “Happy owners means a happy dog.” Whichever would make you the happiest is the option you should choose.

I hope you have found this article useful and have linked some popular nationwide shelters that you may want to check out if you are considering adoption.


Michael John Kulick
My goal with this venture is to give these pets a fighting chance in finding a good home for them and to let people know about the health benefits that come with owning a pet. I believe that every is unique and that each dog can cater to different people.

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