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Adopting an Abandoned Dog

 


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For certified dog lovers, abandoning a dog is a mortal sin especially if the pooch has been with the family for quite a long time. There are various possible reasons for the case of an abandoned dog. So before you shake your head or howl in disagreement take a look first at the reasons why some dog owners or even lovers leave their dogs behind. One reason is due to the death of its owner leaving no one to care for the dogs. Probably, the owner leaves alone with the canine as its only companion. So when the time has come for it to leave, the pooch is also left alone.

Another one can be due to financial problems. Some financial analyst states that the US is going back to depression period and in connection with this they can no longer meet the needs of their family much more with it comes to their pets. Caring for pets comes with a large proportion of their income. Since they can longer afford to keep up with the expenses, they have to cut down on something and their pets are a part of those cost cutting measures. Another possible explanation is the relocation of the owner. Frequent transfers maybe influenced by business matters and sometimes they can't take their pet to the new place.

Or the pet itself has some health or behavioral problems that the owner can't figure out. So it just decides to leave it on its own. Whatever the reasons are it all goes down to the outcome of having an abandoned dog. So if ever you are ready for adopting a pet find some time to travel around for some possible abandoned dogs. However be careful not to pick a dog that has an existing owner or you might end up having a fight. If you are sure that the pooch is an abandoned one you have to make a decision whether you want to keep it or not.

After that certain arrangements must also be made. Have it checked by a veterinarian for its health conditions. If the pooch is physically fit and has no mental problems then it is time to train it as your own. Take note that some abandoned dogs become aggressive due to attention and food deprivation so it is advisable that you have its conditions checked before hand. As for your part you need to have some adjustments too especially when it is your first to time raise a dog -an abandoned dog to be exact. Make sure that you are ready physically, emotionally and financially because taking care of a pet is a serious matter.

You will need to invest a lot or time and money. You will also have to make some sacrifices sometimes when you are torn between your personal interests and your pet's well being. On the other hand if you really care for the pooch but you don't have the means to raise it you can turn it over to some animal shelter. You can be assured that they know how to care for an abandoned dog professionally. That way your conscience will not be killing you during the night.

The author of this article Alex De La Cruz is a Dog Trainer who has been successful with several dog training courses for many years. Alex decided to share his knowledge and tips through his website http://www.doggyweb.info . You can sign up for his free newsletter and enjoy a healthy and submissive dog.

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