When it comes to adding a furry friend to your family, one of the first decisions you’ll face is whether to get one front a dog rescue dog or a breeder. Both options have their merits, and the choice ultimately depends on your specific needs and preferences. Let’s explore the factors to consider when deciding between a dog rescue dog’s or breeder, taking into account requirements such as allergies, size limitations, and the age of the dog.
We choose to use a breeder . Living on a sailboat made the decision for us. Size and no shedding were important. So Rescue or breeder was a major question for us.
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Dog Rescue or Breeder
Specific requirements in a breed?
If you have specific requirements, such as allergies or size limitations due to living in an apartment or traveling by air, a reputable breeder may be the better choice, especially if you’re looking for a puppy.
Breeders can provide you with information about the dog’s lineage, health history, and temperament, allowing you to select a breed that suits your needs. Additionally, breeders often offer ongoing support and guidance as your puppy grows, ensuring a smooth transition into your home.
All to often rescue dogs are sent back to the shelter due to allergies or growth of puppy into a larger dog that cannot be supported in the owners living environment.
We have done both at different times. Love is love when it comes to a dog. It makes no difference if he/she is long or short. Unless it comes to time when it does.
Our additions to the family were both from breeders. Jack is a min poodle, Billy a Yorkie. Since we live on a sailboat most of the year it was important to us that we get young puppies. That way we could train them to adapt to travel and sailing. Gary is a professional photographer with equipment on board that would not work well with the shedding of a dog. Also shedding fur on a small boat would have made our bilge pump undependable.
That was also a concern of ours also. You can view Gary’s work here https://garyfelton.com/
However, if you have no specific limitations and are open to adopting an adult dog, rescuing a dog from a shelter or rescue organization is a wonderful option. There are countless dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds waiting for loving homes. By adopting a rescue dog, you not only provide a second chance at life for a deserving animal but also experience the joy of giving a forever home to a dog in need.
Our two previous dogs were rescue and they were the love of our life. We were living in a house and size, shedding or anything else was not an issue.
Rescue dogs often come with the advantage of being already house-trained and socialized to some extent. Many shelters and rescue organizations assess the dog’s behavior and temperament, providing valuable insights into their compatibility with your family and lifestyle. Additionally, adopting a rescue dog can be a deeply rewarding experience, as you witness their transformation and the bond that develops between you.
Research both dog rescue or breeder organization
Regardless of whether you choose from a dog rescue or breeder it’s crucial to do your research and ensure that you’re working with a reputable source. If you opt for a breeder, look for one who prioritizes the health and well-being of their dogs, conducts health screenings, and provides proper socialization for the puppies. Reputable breeders will also be transparent about the breed’s potential health issues and offer support throughout the dog’s life.
When adopting from a shelter or rescue organization, inquire about their screening process, medical care provided to the dogs, and any behavioral assessments conducted. Reputable shelters will be forthcoming with information about the dog’s history, temperament, and any known health issues. They will also offer post-adoption support and resources to ensure a successful transition.
Bringing a new addition home.
Whether from a dog rescue or breeder!
To make the transition from Breeder or Shelter be prepared. Have a location for crate such as this one below.
A spill puppy proof food bowl nothing worse than walking on hard kibble or sliding through water on the floor.
We had one puppy that would empty his food dish then fall asleep in it.
Play area scoped out in your living area. If bringing a puppy home examine the area as you would if it were a toddler.
Puppy proof you eclectic cords, use puppy gates for stairs, use puppy gates to restrict certain area.
We used a play pen for the first few weeks. Puppies are just that puppies and for safety they need to be watched constantly or protected in a pen as below. No matter where you get them from dog rescue or breeder they all get into mischief.
In conclusion, the decision to choose a rescue dog or breeder dog depends on your specific requirements and preferences. If you have specific needs or want a puppy, a reputable breeder may be the better choice. However, if you’re open to an adult dog and have no limitations, rescuing a dog from a shelter or rescue organization can be a fulfilling and compassionate choice. Regardless of your decision, always ensure that you work with a reputable breeder or shelter to provide a loving and forever home for your new furry companion.
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