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    This video explains what to expect on your first visit to a local animal shelter.



    top ten reasons to visit a shelter

    top ten reasons to adopt a shelter dog

    • Great place to recycle your towels and bedding.
    • It’s Free.
    • Experience the abundance and variety of a dog show.
    • You’ll be the center of attention.
    • Discover new opportunities to help sharing the experience such as volunteering.
    • It gives you something to talk about.
    • You can find a friend or two.
    • Find a personal trainer that will work for treats.
    • Save a life.
    • Fall in love
    • One less dog will remain in the shelter.
    • You might find a purebred at a fraction of the price.
    • You can adopt an exotic breed, like a Bali Temple Dog, without leaving the Country.
    • Gives you a reason to call all your friends and family.
    • Babe/Dude magnet – We are talking model quality.
    • You don’t have to worry about any fooling around and making puppies.
    • A good reason to go out for a walk.
    • Someone to talk to.
    • Teaches commitment without joining the military.
    • A good reason to go straight home.

    second chances book

    picture of second chances book
    Elise Lufkin, author of Second Chances granted us permission to reprint her adopting a dog helpful checklist. Please click on to the Second Chances book jacket to read this thoughtful and well written adoption guide.Second Chance cover photography by: Diana WalkerYou will need Adobe Reader to view this file.
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