Choosing A Rescued Dog From The Animal Shelter, Part 2

This is Part 2, about a second dog we interacted with in the shelter. In contrast to the first dog (which was 3 years old, male and quite energetic) in the part 1 video, this dog is a female poodle/ lhasa apso. She is 1.5 years old, super sweet. We really had a hard time deciding which dog to pick. How likely is it that the dog’s behavior will change upon leaving the shelter which is after all a difficult environment for the dogs? The staff member of the shelter explained a lot of things we did not know. We liked this dog and left $30 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We have one day to make a decision. In the next video, we will show you our final decision, so stay tuned.

We can’t save all the the abandoned dogs, the adoption center says that they can’t keep all the dogs either, so the question is: if we can only pick one dog, what factors we should consider?

It should be the one you like the best with the least trouble both short term and long term. The original video is quite long. We managed to trim down quite bit, still the current version is not short, because there is just so much information we received. If you are thinking about adoption, please take the time to study the subject, because it is pretty hard to separate from your dog once the dog has bonded with you.

What special considerations are there for the dogs from the animal shelter? When do you need to visit the vet or have dental work done? Why does the dog pee everywhere? Other issues may be longer term. For example, what will you do if your future girlfriend, boyfriend, or child turns out to be allergic to dogs – you may wish to consider a dog that is less likely to provoke allergic reactions.

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