In addition to the small fee, some of the reasons dog adoption in San Diego have become so popular is because dogs bring a lot of joy into one’s life. They are loyal, loving, hilarious and crazy adorable. It is hard not to see your dog as a family member. But why should you consider adopting two dogs instead of just one? This post discusses the main reasons why this is a great idea.
They will keep each other exercised and entertained
Adequate exercises are crucial to a dog’s health, happiness, socialization and overall development. Giving your dog sufficient exercise can, however, take up a huge chunk of your time. The amount of time you have to spend exercising your dog will depend on his age, breed, size and energy level. Exercising can take 30 minutes to 2 hours each day. An easy way to ensure your dog gets sufficient exercise is by adding a second dog. Once they are socialized, the two will keep each other exercised and entertained. They will also keep each other company when you are away thus will not get bored and cause a mess. This is the main reason why in a puppy adoption you should consider getting two dogs.
Makes training easier
It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks but an old dog can easily teach a new dog new tricks. Dogs are pack animals and always look up to their leader for guidance. Getting a younger dog for your older dog will cause the older dog to naturally take charge. Training a new puppy when you already have a trained adult dog in the house will be much easier. This is because the puppy will look up to the adult dog for guidance and the adult will teach him some tricks as well as the rules of the house. Needless to say, dogs tend to do their business where other dogs have already gone. Your new dog will hence toilet in the same spot as your older dog.
Ease separation anxiety
Separation anxiety is common among dogs. Some dogs grow out of it but some require extra attention such as specialized training, medication and emotional therapy. The easiest way to ease separation anxiety is to consider a second dog rescue in San Diego. Getting a second dog will give your dog emotional support as well as the attention they need to stay calm and collected when you are away.
You should also consider a second puppy rescue because doing so will save a second life from the shelter, double the love and it doesn’t really cost much to adopt a second dog. The team at the shelter will help pick the dog breed that will be a good match for your current dog.