Adopt a Dog – Save a Life

Adopt a Dog-Save a Life – This subject is near and dear to me.

You see, I did adopt a dog from a pet shelter.  In fact, you have probably seen a picture  of him in some of the articles I have written.  His name is Romeo (my daughter named him).  He is the sweetest, most affectionate dog we have ever owned. 

Now Romeo was adopted from a pet shelter.  It’s hard to believe that he might not be alive if we had not adopted him.

Adopt ad Dog - Save a Life

Romeo and Scott

You can take a look at Romeo.  Keep in mind that he is not a purebred dog.  He is just a mutt.  But he is a wonderful dog.

Romeo gets high quality, healthy dog food and treats every day.  He is extremely healthy.  At eight years old, he only goes to the vet for an annual check-up and shots.  He walks with me 2-4 miles every day.

Of course you have several alternatives when you start the process of selecting a family dog.  You can check through the newspaper for ads by breeders who have puppies.

This is important.  I don’t recommend buying a puppy from a pet store.  Most of the pets come from puppy mills.  There are some exceptions.

I know the puppies are cute.  The owner of the store may have good intentions.  But puppy mills produce dogs that, very likely, may later have health problems.  So be extremely cautious if you go this route.

Adopt a Dog-Save a Life – When you are adopting a pet from a pet shelter, you are not just adding a new friend to your family.

You are reducing the number of homeless and unwanted pets in the area where you live.

You very possibly have saved the cat or dog’s life.  This is a great reason to choose pet adoption.

When you do adopt a pet from a pet shelter, you can be very confident that a veterinarian has fully examined the pet and given it a clean bill of health.

You will know that the pet is free of any disease and has received all his shots.  This is not always true for a pet you purchase from an ad in the newspaper.

In today’s difficult economy, there are many pets left in pet shelters by good, pet-loving families.

Because of financial problems, they may have chosen to give the pet up for adoption.

As a result, you may be able to adopt a high quality, purebred dog from the pet shelter.  Therefore, you can obtain one of these dogs at a very reasonable cost.  Many of these dogs are house trained and get along well with all people.  Most of the time, this type of information, as well as information regarding the dog’s background, health, and family history have been made available to the pet shelter.

I completely respect those people who have made the decision to give up their pet for adoption because of financial or other personal problems.  Chances are that this was a difficult, heart-breaking decision they were forced to make.  They chose this route rather than abandoning the poor pet.

After adopting a dog, the new pet owner’s responsibility has just begun.

It is so important to feed your new dog the high quality, healthy dog food and treats the pet deserves.  Feeding low quality, inexpensive food will only cause medical problems and higher costs for you down the road.

Obviously I highly recommend adopting a pet from a pet shelter.  It is a great way to add a wonderful friend to your family.  Remember, adopt a dog-save a life.

Scott and Trish Hubbard are long time pet lovers.  For the last 40 years, dogs have been a major part of their family.

They have dedicated the last 7 years of their lives to finding the best products for pet health.  You can reach them directly by calling toll-free 877-878-4036 or by emailing them at   For more information about high quality, healthy pet products, you can visit our website at

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