Are you thinking about getting a dog from the shelter? Do you want to give him the most valuable thing - a home? Adopting a dog cannot be taken lightly, that is why we have written down basic information about what it entails.
If you decide on any shelter, think everything through in advance and discuss it with the whole family. The dogs in the shelter have already been let down by someone in their lives, and for a fragile dog's soul, there is nothing worse than another disappointment.
Which one suits me?
Before getting a dog, think about what size and temperament of dog fits your lifestyle, free time, finances and living conditions. Will you want an adult dog or a puppy? A common myth is the fear that if people adopt an adult or older dog, they will not be able to change these habits. Of course, this is not true, but it requires a lot of patience and consistency.
How to choose a shelter?
For choosing a dog, a shelter is suitable, which will let you in and you will be able to see all the wards, the given environment and establish the first contact. The shelter's professional staff will really acquaint you with all the available circumstances of the dog's arrival and stay with them. Asking about your life by shelter employees is also a sign of professionalism. Don't be alarmed, it means that the shelter really cares about the correct placement of the dogs and their lives. The shelter also tries to evaluate you as a future owner in order to recommend a dog with which you will be the best partner.
During the personal visit, you will answer several questions, such as whether you have a garden, children or another animal. Based on the interview, the right shelter should know which dog is suitable for you. You should be able to take the dog for a walk and get to know him in situations outside of the shelter. It is ideal if you go to the shelter as a whole family, including any canine members.
Rules of adoption
Most shelters in the Czech Republic follow the following rules:
A PERSON OVER 18 CAN ADOPT A DOG.
YOU MUST PROVE YOURSELF WITH A CITIZEN ID.
THE ANIMAL FROM THE SHELTER MUST BE PICKED UP PERSONALLY BY THE FUTURE OWNER, THEY WILL ALSO SIGN THE AGREEMENT TO ENROLL THE DOG IN THE CARE.
SOME SHELTERS ALSO INCLUDE THE POSSIBILITY OF CHECKING THE NEW OWNERS OR THE OBLIGATION TO RETURN THE DOG IF THE ORIGINAL OWNER IS FOUND DURING THE PROTECTION PERIOD OF 6 MONTHS.
HAVE CASH PREPARED FOR THE ADOPTION FEE, IT IS JUST A SMALL PART OF THE SHELTER COSTS FOR VACCINATION, DEWORMING, NEUTRATION AND OTHER DOG SHELTER EXPENSES. DON'T FORGET TO TAKE THE SAME COLLAR OR HARNESS AND LEAD WITH YOU.
Canine gratitude is not just a phrase, the dogs from the shelter will be especially grateful for your love and care. And your karma will sparkle like the purest diamond.
WE LOVE DOGS Hunter