Rescue groups or organizations are volunteer groups dedicated to pet adoption. These groups or organizations take the unwanted, abandoned, abused and stray animals and attempt to locate life long homes for these animals. Rescue groups may also take the animals themselves and care for them, providing them training, medical care and taking care of the behavioural problems until they get a suitable home for them.
Pet adoption from rescue groups is a great way of providing a loving home for pets that may not have any owners or any loving and caring experience. Rescue animals just need a little bit more of guidance and stable environment.
Rescue animals, most of the time, have spent time in a family environment. So some of the rescue animals have already gone some obedience training and already housebroken. Although there is still some rescue animals, due to owner’s neglect haven’t gone any training at all. Rescue groups make sure that animals have been housebroken or trained before being put up for adoption.
Also, rescue organizations are including temperament testing in their processes before accepting a pet into their programs. Foster families or soon-to-be-parents of the rescued animals have the opportunity to continue in observing the behaviour of animals before being available for adoption. With this process, the soon-to-be-pet parents can make an informed decision if they will be able to cope with the behaviour and attitude of the rescue animals.
In terms of medical care, rescue animals if already old enough, may have already been neutered and received vaccinations. Rescue pets have already undergone physical examination. If there are some health issues, they have been treated while in foster care. Health problems are being taken care of prior to adoption.
The bond between rescue animals and their pet owners are very strong. It is commonly noticed and shared that rescue animals are eager to please their new owners. They are usually eager to be part of a loving family where they know they are safe and secure.
Animals that have experienced abuse and neglect when shown or treated with kindness become devoted, loving and loyal companions. Skittish and timid animals become more confident eventually becoming more affectionate and outgoing. There are experiences from rescued puppies to wanting to be in their new owner’s lap and following them at all times.
Rescue organizations are very keen of placing their animals in suitable homes that will be their life long or “forever” home. Pet parents looking to adopt for pets undergo a selection process that will make sure that the pet is suitable to the type of family doing the adoption. If ever the family encounters a problem that cannot be given a solution, most rescue groups have a return clause written in their adoption contract.
But generally, adult pets that you can get from the rescue groups are better adapting to their new family especially kids. Housebroken and adult pets are more mellow and more patient with children.
Adopting a pet is a good value that can be though to our children. Especially since everything can be bought, adopting provides a great opportunity to teach our children compassion, caring , second chances and responsibility.
If pet parents are interested getting purebred dogs, there are purebred rescue groups. These rescue groups are voluntarily run by people with in-depth knowledge of a specific breed. Adopting fees vary depending on the veterinary and medical costs that have been spent while they are in foster care. Follow-up counselling is also available for post adoption problems.
Rescue groups and organizations provide the opportunity for animals to be relocated in much secure and safe homes. Pet adoption is a great and humane thing to do.