Rescue for dogs
Interested in Adopting One of Our Fluffy Dogs?
Is a Rescue Dog for Me?
Rescue seems to be the latest buzzword, and this is good and bad. It is wonderful that people are becoming aware of the horrible overpopulation of pets in our country, and the lack of support by our government to control it. With that being said, a rescue dog is not for everyone.
Most of our dogs come from kill shelters in Alabama. We do not get any health or temperament background. Many don't even have names. Most are strays, but often times we are not even told if they are strays or owner surrenders. Our dogs are not aggressive, but in most cases they have never lived in a home. They will not be housebroken, know their names or obedience commands. While we do put them in foster homes and some work on this, you will see by their listings that they may have only been with us a few months. This is only enough time to adjust to their new lives here. You should expect to put in the work of housebreaking and training. This is why we require obedience classes. Also, often times we see behavior issues like resource guarding develop. This is not something we will know in the months they are with us. It is not something that one can not work with, but it is work. We are happy that you are looking to save a dog, but please realize you are not getting the perfect dog, and there will be work to do. Is rescue for you?
They are all so cute, how do I choose?
After over 2, 500 adoptions and seven years, please let us help you. It is not necessarily the look of the dog, but what is inside. All of the dogs that are in our care do have information in their listings. Many also have blogs with additional photos. This should help, along with a few basics.
* We have many Terriers. Terriers were bred to hunt little animals. This means they need a lot of free running time/fenced yard. They will bark. It is their nature. For someone looking for a spark plug in their life, a terrier is the perfect dog. A couch potato they are not. They are the comedians of the dog world with many more quirks and silly, fun to watch habits to watch than other dogs, provided they get the exercise they need. You just can't be in a bad mood when you watch these guys!