7 Reasons Why Rescue Dogs Make the Best Pets

June 14, 2021 3 min read

7 Reasons Why Rescue Dogs Make the Best Pets

If you’re here, you probably love rescue dogs. So this should be an easy task to convince you that rescue pups are just the absolute best. But, in case you need to load up on some talking points to convince your friends, here are 7 reasons rescue dogs make the best pets.

  1. They’re Thankful

It’s a cliche, but it feels so true: Rescue pups know that you saved their lives. Maybe it’s just the loving nature of dogs in general, but there seems to be something extra special about the bond that forms with a rescue. When you plucked them from the city shelter or a rescue, they know that they’re lucky to have you – and they show it.

  1. They’re Less Expensive

Purebred animals often come with a high price tag while rescue pups are often very inexpensive to adopt. Not only do you save when first getting your dog, but savings can also appear later in life when genetic issues rear their heads. Because many rescues are mixed breed, their genetic diversity can lead to a longer, healthier life.

  1. They Often Come with Training

Many rescue pups are adult dogs and a lot of them come with some good behaviors already learned. Rescues are usually housebroken already and, if they lived with humans before, may already be crate trained – who knows what else?! It’s a fun surprise to realize your new rescue pup already knows how to shake and roll over.

  1. They can be a Perfect Match

Rescue pups will already have a known adoption profile – which includes things like temperament, house training, attitude towards cats and anything else the rescue knows about your potential future pup. This allows adopters the chance to find just the right dog for their life, whether they’re looking for a lazy pup who is good with kids or an adventurous pup who loves to run up mountains.

  1. They come with a Built-in Community

There is no finer group of people than the rescue dog community. Adopting a rescue pup buys you a ticket into a huge community of supportive and like-minded individuals. Many adopters end up becoming volunteers and advocates for rescue dogs. Rescue pups connecting us with other people, is there anything they can’t do?

  1. They are Medically Cleared

Most rescues and shelters will handle spay/neuter and all vaccinations before they even put the dog up for adoption. In addition, most rescue animals are given an exam by a veterinarian upon intake. Potential adopters can feel a little more secure that their new best friend is in the best shape possible, or at least they know about medical problems before deciding to adopt.

  1. They Give an Emotional Boost

Sure, this is true of all pups. It’s known that having a dog generally elevates your mood and extends your life. But when you rescue a pup, you get to say “I saved a life today.” Maybe even more than one, as you make room for the next homeless dog in need of help. That’s just a little cherry on top for the rescue dogs.

There are 7 reasons that we think rescue pups make the best pets. But everybody’s rescue story is unique and personal. So, what are your reasons for rescue?


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