February / March 2018

February / March 2018

I got a shelter / rescue dog
By Taken from a talk given by Louise Thompson ABC of SA
Senior accredited animal behaviour consultant (Canine, feline, equine & avian)


Many of us who are involved with animal rescue, tend to push adoptions as a good choice for owners wanting a new dog! We cajole, we beg, and are very quick to point out the advantages, the moral reasons, and the humanity of saving a life! However, we are often NOT so quick to point out the potential downside! Therefore, it’s not surprising that new owners often have totally unrealistic expectations of their new rescue dog! This can often result in a dog becoming “re-cycled” and ending up back in the system -something all rescuers and shelters want to avoid at all costs!. . . . . .


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