Adopting A Pet Dog Vs Buying A Dog

Making the decision to get your first dog is one of the most exciting and important decisions you will ever make.  However, many people think about whether they want to buy a so called pedigreed dog or whether they want to adopt a dog and will sometimes pick the former. However, there is much information behind the animal breeding industry that most people do not know and therefore it is important that you have all the information with you in order to make an informed decision.

The truth behind animal shelters
Every day animal shelters get numerous calls sometimes going to the hundreds about abandoned dogs, run away pets and animals found in the street. These animals are then dumped at the animal shelter with no one to take them in and no one to sponsor the animal shelter. Animal shelters will usually have hundreds of animals in cages suffering with no one to adopt them where they will most likely die one day. There are some animal shelters that are kill shelters and some that are no kill shelters. At kill shelters, when the number of these animals goes up and no one adopts them, the animal shelters are forced to euthanize the animals as there are so many animals with not enough of donations coming in. This is the same with dogs, cats, horses and all other animals at shelters. Therefore, the next time you see an ad for a purposely bred animal such as tried thoroughbred horses for sale or purposely horse racing shares at, think about all the animals at animal shelters that will die if not adopted.

The truth behind animal breeding
When most people see an ad for good bloodstock auctions or a purposely bred dog for sale, all they will see is an animal being sold. However, what they do not know is that for that dog or horse to be in existence today, there were many cruel processes involved. The reason for this is that these animals are simply in existence as money making machines for their owners and they will be killed as soon as they are no longer able to produce. In nature, any animal has a natural cycle to reproduce including humans however; these breeders ignore any natural breeding cycles and force impregnate these animals over and over causing them to become sick and weak. In addition to this, it is important to remember that adopting a dog means a responsibility of at least fifteen to twenty years and therefore it is important to know for sure that you can take on the responsibility before choosing to adopt.