Card Party: their estate-planning process, a shelter or rescue will most likely be contacted for assistance.
Rescue dogs are not damaged. Most have been dearly loved and have been part of a supportive family. These dogs are social, well trained and they can bond with a new family.
There are dogs who arrive in rescue through very difficult standards. There are dogs who may have been seized by the police or SPCA officials while they investigate animal cruelty or negligence situations. If a dog has had a challenging journey, a rescue will ensure you are fully informed of the pet’s past. The rescue or shelter will also be very educated regarding the dog’s personality because the dog would have been under their care while being fostered.
Consider adopting a dog and giving that dog a second chance, or even a first chance, to be a well-loved family member. Everyone deserves a second chance.
Please be kind to animals. Tracy Jessiman is a pet portrait artist who lives in Halifax with her husband and their three pets. She is a volunteer with Animal Rescue Coalitions of Nova Scotia. She has been rescuing animals most of her life, but more intimately, animals rescued her.