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How To Get A New Dog But Spend Less

Sep 12, 2008
On a worldwide scale, the orphaned pet population becomes endemic as it continues to increase at a rapid speed. The need for loving homes becomes larger than ever, since majority of the pet owners failed to spay or neuter their pets. As a matter of fact, some organizations even offer veterinarian reimbursement to owners who subjected their pets to the procedure.

There are local shelters that offer dog adoption for free and this excites people to meet some dogs in need of homes to live with. If you find a dog you want to adopt at those shelters, you would have to fill out an application and defray the cost of spay or neutering as well as their vaccinations. Considering the price of a new dog, it's just a small price to pay on your part. There are also some animal stores that offer discounts or rewards when you show proof of adoption papers. This is a manifestation of their support to the advocacy of providing shelter to a homeless pet.

When you engage in free dog adoption, it doesn't mean you don't have to spend for something other than the price of the dog that you want to adopt. You should remember that a new dog needs shots and vet care. It also requires leashes, collars, food, and possibly, dog training classes. If you are sure that you can spend your time and money on the dog, then you can check with your local animal shelters for your free dog adoption. There are animal shelters that waive the price of a certain pet- all you need to pay for is the dog's veterinarian care. You could also look for free dog adoptions in the classified section of your local newspaper.

You can do some research to decide which kind of dog you would like to adopt. This will give you an idea on the different personalities and characteristics of dogs. After your research, contact your local shelter or rescue group, and ask them if they offer free dog adoptions. When you choose your dog, you should know how the dog should be treated. Dogs that are mistreated or neglected could have behavioral problems.
You also need to inquire about the fees that local shelters charge for veterinarian care. Remember that the process of selecting the dog that you want to adopt may take you several trips to the local clinic. The application process starts once you have found the right dog. Home study might be conducted by the local shelter to make sure that your home is adequate for the dog to live. If the home study is completed and accepted, you will be required to pay veterinarian fees before you could take your new dog to your home.

Reminder: Do not do a free adoption just because you could not afford to buy a dog. Make sure that participate in this program because you want to welcome a homeless dog into your heart and in your home.
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