Animal shelters are full of animals that are just waiting for someone to take care of them and bring them to a place they can feel safe at and could call it home. Many people would like to help and adopt a dog or other pets. But the question is - Are you ready to adopt a dog?
Much time, thought and research should go into your decision – after all, your dog will be living with you for the next 10-20 years. Please think carefully about the following:
- Food costs
- Medical emergencies
- Regular vet visits
- Daily exercise
- Proper shelter
- Work hours
- Family considerations
Animal Services introduced the Doggie Date program last year and said they saw an immediate reaction from people who wanted to participate. The idea is so that people instead of adopting the dog right away, now they can take dogs and puppies for a week, weekend or even just one day, to kind of give that puppy a try.
Now you can get a dog for a weekend, take care of it and enjoy your time around one, the kids can play with a dog in the backyard or take it out for a walk, you can see the reaction of a dog and the children, also how your other pet will react, like cats and other.
The program became so popular they are now reaching out to local shopping malls and asking them to take part by allowing Doggie Dates there. There is a deposit to go on a Doggie Date, but it is refunded as soon as the dog is returned. The deposit is the equivalent of the adoption fee someone would pay for the dog if they were taking it home permanently.
For more information about the shelter, like hours of operation, the shelter location and much more please visit a link below: