I adopted Ralph last year through a rescue organization, and while it should have been a simple process, it wasn’t. I had several adoptions fall through and the timing was off. I was certain I wanted a pug, but with stringent adoption policies and no car during a Chicago winter, it was a bit of a struggle to get the right dog, but when I did, it was worth it! I actually volunteered with a rescue who need a foster home for Mr. Ralphiekins and after two months I knew he was truly home!
Knowing these questions will help you decide if you want to buy from a breeder or shelter adopt. Even if you’re adopting, you CAN find purebreds at a shelter- it just takes more patience.
Shelters are amazing! Even if you want a purebred, (or an adorable mixed breed) you can find whatever you’re looking for. Here are some of the perks: