Are you thinking about adopting a fur baby, and are in search of a particular breed?
Many people don’t realize you can actually adopt a specific breed from animal rescue organizations. As a matter of fact, most well-known breeds have rescue organizations dedicated to them.
This is extremely important to understand so you don’t go on a hunt for your new addition in pet stores, where they often get their pets from Puppy Mills.
Most reputable rescue organizations make sure their animals are; vet-checked, vaccinated, dewormed, and spayed/neutered before adopting out. While no one can guarantee the long-term health of any animal, most do take the time and incur the expense to get basic healthcare and assessments done before the pets go to permanent homes. Ever wonder why these organizations are always in need of supplies and donations?? This is why.
Another benefit of adopting from a rescue organization – they always have a good idea of how each of their animals behave in the real world. They usually know if a dog is housebroken, good with other dogs, good with cats, appropriate for children or not, high energy, mellow, etc.
Here’s just a small list of some purebred animal rescue organizations in the Pacific Northwest…