Dog adoption adds furry friend to family
Rescuing a dog is worthwhile but there are responsibilities when you get a pet, says.
desperately need new families to love them.’’
It’s also important that people understand their responsibilities when they get a dog.
‘‘Desexing just one dog prevents many unwanted puppies being born,’’ says Casey. ‘‘If owners can’t afford it, the SPCA offers free desexing operations. The council incentivises desexing by offering reduced registration fees for desexed dogs.’’
‘‘Microchipping your dog and keeping your contact information up to date means we can reunite you and your dog if you get separated too,’’ she adds.
There are thousands of unwanted dogs who would love to have a ‘happily ever after’ story just like Lou’s. ’’There is a look that all rescue dogs have in their eyes. It’s a gratefulness, pure appreciation and so much love and loyalty. Lou isn’t just a dog; our family wouldn’t be the same without him,’’ says Neave.
For more information about adopting from your local pound, SPCA or dog rescue organisation, Google ‘dog adoption’ or ask for advice on Neighbourly.