Unfortunately, the lack of a culture of care, empathy, and awareness when owning a pet has caused the number of stray dogs. Many people do not understand that a pet is a responsibility; it is a living being and not a toy, so when they grow up and their “tender appearance” is removed, they abandon them to their fate. As a result, many of these animals suffer from hunger, mistreatment or are victims of being run over.
Fortunately, there are Houston dog rescue programs, which focus on rescuing abandoned or abused urban animals. These programs help abandoned dogs that would most likely be euthanized if they ended up in the kennel.
Houston dog rescue programs usually provide support to shelters that care for canine and feline populations through the coordination of volunteer groups that participate in the improvement of facilities, care, and coexistence with the animals and in the search for in-kind donations to cover their basic needs. They also carry out information and awareness campaigns for the general public to promote a culture of respect for animals.
The big difference between buying and adopting pets is that the primary purpose of selling animals in stores is to obtain an economic benefit, while the primary purpose of animal shelters is to put an end to animal abandonment and find a home for all the animals that do not have a family to give them affection.
If you decide to adopt a pet, you will be doing social work, helping to end the abandonment of animals, you will not be collaborating with the business of pet breeders, and most importantly, you will be giving a second chance to an animal in need.
The adopted animals are used to dealing with people and more animals; they are much more grateful since we are giving them a second chance and they are receiving a treatment they are not used to.
Suppose you are one of the people who prefer a specific breed. In that case, you can also adopt, since in animal shelters we can also find pedigree dogs, something that in the end does not matter because they will all give the same affection, whether they are pedigree or mongrels. We can also find dogs of all ages, both puppies and adults or elderly, and depending on our rhythm of life, our pet’s age can influence when it comes to fit better in our home. If, for example, you like to go for a run, a young or adult dog can be a good companion, but if, on the other hand, you want tranquility, perhaps an elderly dog is the best company.
On several occasions, the dog has been declared man’s best friend because, during his existence, he has proven his loyalty, fidelity, and even his ability to give his life for his loved ones. Therefore, you can be sure that your furry companion will always be by your side, regardless of anything but your presence; he will offer you his protection and give you sincere love. Furthermore, their remarkable ability to improve the health and well-being of those around them has even been demonstrated, as they are experts in transferring good emotions and sensations. Therefore, they are ideal for one of the most used techniques in emotional and physical support therapies.
To make sure that the adoption of your new companion will be a success, explore various types and breeds of dogs and cats, their energy levels, their grooming needs, and more, so you will be sure that the pet that comes to your home will adapt perfectly to your life.
So if you’re looking for an adventure and life companion, choose a dog, but please don’t buy it; adopt it.