Let’s see these puppies! National Dog Rescue Day
Today is National Dog Rescue Day. There are a lot of good four legged boys and girls out there looking for a home.
According to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), more than three million dogs enter shelters each year.
Most dogs in shelters have not had constant access to healthy food, stable shelter and safety. These dogs could have been treated inhumanely by previous owners or been subjected to other harmful environments.
Do you have a rescue dog? Many people who adopt these animals say that the dog saved them as much as they saved him.
If you are looking for a rescue dog, or any other way to help the pet population, we have two shelters in the area that you can check out. The Houlton Humane Society and the Central Aroostook Humane Society in Presque Isle can still use donations.
You can call local shelters and ask them what exactly they are looking for. Cash donations are always a great way to help shelters get what they need, but also to ask if there is a need for food. If you have children you want to involve, you can ask the shelter if they need people to come for a walk.
If you are looking to adopt a dog or other pet for your home, I recommend that you do your research. Learn about the animal’s history and what its personality looks like. Ask yourself how will the people in your house benefit from a new four-legged friend? You want to take your time and do your research on this topic. It will save you the headache of having to relocate the rescue and if the animal is in the right house you will be a hero to them and to everyone else.
Do you have a favorite breed? Although she is not a rescue dog, I have an awesome Cavapoo named Harvi in my house. Keep scrolling for more tips and photos!
Let’s see your dogs!
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To prepare for a potential incident, always keep your veterinarian’s phone number handy, as well as an after-hours clinic that you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline that you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.
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