The Dog Adoption Network

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If you are considering extending your family to include a new dog or puppy, adoption is positively the best option. Massachusetts, like many other states, has a growing dog population and currently there are thousands of dogs without homes. Animal shelters are becoming overcrowded and many un-adoptable dogs are being euthanized. Adopting a dog from your local rescue group helps to support their vital work and you could also being saving the life of a dog.

Massachusetts dog adoptions
are a great responsibility. Before rushing out to get a new dog ask your self these key questions, such as what is your schedule like. Assessing your schedule realistically is important to determine how much time you have to devote to your new dog. Another question to think about- are there any children in your household. Not all types of dogs do well with small children and not all shelters will allow adoptions to family with children under 6.

Your next step in the process- your local shelter and rescue organization. You will be required to fill out a questionnaire and then meet with an adoption counselor help find the right dog for you. Before an adoption can be completed, all members of the household need to meet the new dog at the shelter to ensure everyone get along. Most shelters will want to visit the home visit and be aware any specific requirements that need to be met before the adoption can be completed. Adoption fees can range from $75 – $300 and all dogs ought to be up to date on all shots and neutered or spayed. And finally, after all this work you will have a wonderful new dog to take home.

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