Deciding if Dog Adoption is Right for You : Research Animal Shelters Before Adopting a Dog


I’m Tracy Tenner with Better Behavior Dog
Training at Extra Care Animal Hospital in Davie, Florida. I am here today on behalf
of Expert Village.com at the Tri County Humane Society in Boca Raton, Florida, where I have
volunteered as a trainer and a behaviorist. So if you are ready, let’s go ahead and
get started. When you are ready to go and choose your new pet, it is important to research
as many shelters as you possibly can within your area. Most areas there are many shelters
that you can visit, all certainly having different animals in each shelter. Some of the things
to look for when choosing the correct shelter are cleanliness. How does it smell when you
come in? Overall well being of the pets. Do they seem to be overcrowded? Do they seem
to be understaffed? Are there volunteers there walking the dogs who can tell you a little
bit about their personalities and about their temperament? Do the dogs look healthy to you?
Are their eyes clear? Do they seem happy? Do they seem aggressive? All of these things
are important to consider when checking out the different shelters in your area. Remember
there is nothing wrong with checking shelters because surely you will see different dogs
in every single one. So we want to find as many shelters as we can and then choose which
is the right one for you to adopt from. If you would like to learn more about adopting
a pet from the Tri County Humane Society, please visit their website at www.tricountyhumane.org
or contact me Tracy Tenner with Better Behavior Dog Training at Extra Care Animal Hospital
in Davie, Florida. Our website is extracareanimalhospital.net.

7 thoughts on “Deciding if Dog Adoption is Right for You : Research Animal Shelters Before Adopting a Dog

  1. I don't agree that you should visit all the shelters you can. I do agree that it is important not to get in a hurry and to have done your "homework" and know what type of animal will fit your lifestyle. Then you look until you find that animal. I do believe in chemistry. But I think visiting all the shelters is just going to overwhelm the average pet adopter.

  2. well i didnt see the whole thing but the amount i saw was enough there kinda stupid no offense there like stcking there fingers throught the cages and ima volinteer in a shelter and they tell us not to do that since if the dog(animal) enjurs u the y r put in alist to get uthinized becouse the population of dogs is overcrowde plus u can get hurt and u just agrevate the animal

  3. you actually shouldn't visit more than 1 shelter/breeder a day. diseases that are contagious have a chance of being spread to a new shelter if you do that.

  4. I don't think it should matter what kind of shelter you go to. If a dog is sick you
    should still adopt one and get it to a vet. The point is you're going there to give
    animals who have been abandon a second chance to live a good life.

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