What you should understand about a Dog’s Age in a Dog Adoption

A dog adoption in San Diego is the best route to take when you want to get a dog. The option not only saves a dog’s life but also helps you get a thoroughly screened dog at a very small price. All in all, before you proceed with the adoption, it is important to learn a few things about the care requirements of dogs of different ages. In this post we will be looking at what to expect with puppies, adult dogs and senior dogs.

Puppies are the most sought after in animal shelters. This is because most people love creating a bond with a dog while he is still young. However, even as you consider a puppy adoption, it is good to understand that puppies require the greatest amount of training and attention more so for the first 6 months.

If you are going for a puppy, you have to dedicate time to housebreaking and plenty of accidents in the house. The puppy will most likely chew your furniture, personal belonging and everything that gets in their way. The chewing is extreme when they are teething.

To resolve these problems, you will need dedicated training and also be patient. It is also good to note that in spite of the puppy belonging to a specific dog breed, he might grow to be different than what you expect. This is more so if you went for a mixed-breed dog. This is not a bad thing but it is something you need to keep in mind.

Adult dogs
Most people considering a dog rescue in San Diego end up with adult dogs. There are so many of them in the animal shelter. They are considered to be a better choice if you want a good idea of the dog’s true energy level, size, temperament and attitude. However, not every adult dog you come across will be trained. You must hence make plans for training. Even with the house trained ones, you still need to train them some more. The thing that makes adopting an adult dog an excellent choice is because they have been trained and socialized to a certain degree. They will adjust in your home easier than puppies.

Senior dogs
The majority of people ignore the senior dogs. Most of these senior dogs end up being euthanized. Adopting a senior dog is highly encouraged. Bringing a senior dog to your home will bring him joy in his golden years.

Whether you are considering a puppy rescue or adopting a senior dog, it is always good to do your research. Don’t get a dog based on your emotions. Choose a dog because he is a good fit for you. The team in the animal shelter will be happy to offer any assistance you need. 

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