In a dog adoption in San Diego, the fear most people have is not having the time needed to interact with their new canine pets. Dogs are pack animals and they will always crave human attention. But what happens when you are too busy at work or have nobody to care for your dog? If your day schedule is tight, you can pay for dog care or hire a dog sitter. If these two options are not viable for you, you can go with a dog breed that does well alone.
All dogs have their own unique personality. That is why you need to observe a dog keenly before bringing him home from a dog shelter. Other than that, it is good to note that some dog breeds are known to cope much better with solitude than others. Most of the breeds that cope well alone are those that are less active. If you are away from home most of the time, these are the dog breeds you need to consider in a dog or puppy adoption:
- French Bulldog
- Boston terrier
- Bull terrier
- Basset Hound
- Akita Inu
- Chow Chow
- Shari Pei
There are a few additional dog breeds that have a great track record when it comes to separation. Even so, you need to take note that dogs can only be alone for so long. Even when he has access to toys, food, water and a potty area, you must never leave your dog alone for more than 8 hours. In addition to that, you have to take your dog for walks and exercise every day before leaving him alone. Failure to shed its natural energy is the root cause of behavioral problems more so when you leave him unattended.
Dog shelters can help you identify dog breeds that can be left alone for no more than 8 hours. In most cases, these are dogs are usually the properly trained and the intelligent ones. Intelligent dogs are eager to learn and are quite intelligent.
In addition to the above, here are some dogs that can be left alone for no more than 8 hours:
- Golden Retriever
- Shiba Inu
The above list is for the adult dogs. If you are opting for a puppy rescue in San Diego, you will have to be more involved. You cannot leave a puppy that is younger than 6 months alone for more than 2 hours. You need someone to care for him.
How busy are your days? If you intend to leave your dog alone for more than 8 hours and cannot hire a dog sitter or pay for dog care, then a dog rescue or adoption is not for you.