To some dog lovers, answers to the question, "Why Adopt a Shelter Dog?" are obvious. But there are still plenty of people who are uncertain about adopting from a shelter or even have a negative perception about it.
WileyPup.com has come up with an informative online guide that not only answers the question, it presents you with "20 Astonishing Shelter Dog Facts." Did you know, for example, that:
- About 25 percent of dogs in shelters are purebred
- Many shelters perform behavioral testing before releasing dogs for adoption
- Mixed breed dogs tend to be generally healthier than purebred dogs
- Adoption fees typically cover a range of services adopters would normally have to pay for on their own, including spay/neuter, worm and parasite medication, standard vaccines, and microchipping.
There's lots more to know about adopting a shelter dog, and it's all in an easy-to-digest format here:
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