What breed is a Rescued dog? It could be any number of breeds or a mixture that has been discarded. The point is you rescue it.
Many people decide to buy a specific dog breed. That might be a golden retriever, a chihuahua, or maybe a pug. Sometimes they decide to buy the dog from a certified breeder, which can also be very costly. There is nothing wrong with wanting to have a specific dog breed.
However, let’s think for a moment about thousands of homeless dogs and puppies, that are eagerly waiting for a forever home.
Dogs living in shelters are often scared and unhappy. They crave love and to belong to someone’s family. The worst part of all this is, if a dog doesn’t get adopted for a long time, some shelters might euthanize them due to lack of space/funds.
Why do we think rescue dogs are just the best dogs out there? Let’s take a closer look!
Character And Temperament
All dogs go to heaven is an animated movie from 1989. We agree. We do believe that all dogs are good and deserve a fighting chance!
So many dogs are discarded daily just because the owners didn’t take the time to potty train them, correct their behavioral issues, or they just moved to a new house. Dogs are being abandoned every day for most absurd reasons that you could think of, such as going away for a holiday.
But here at BarkTour, we know that dogs are a part of the family. They are much loved and irreplaceable family members.
So what is the temperament of a rescue dog?
While some rescued dogs might come with trauma and behavioral problems, most of them don’t. They just want love and lots of it.
Most of the abandoned dogs had a family once and they just want to belong to one again.
Rescue dogs are full of love, joy, and longing, and will be forever grateful if you make them a part of your family.
Socialization And Training
Every dog requires socialization and training. Some adopted dogs might come with emotional and physical trauma or behavioral problems. These dogs might require some additional patience and help to get on their paws again.
All the rescue dogs are forever grateful that they have a new loving family. They will be more than ready to socialize and learn. Most of them adapt very easily, and their life changes dramatically just when driving from the shelter to the house.
Did you ever see a dog’s reactions when they found out they were adopted? It’s priceless to see a smile on their face again!
Compatibility With Children
Some pups or adult dogs might require additional socialization and time to heal their mental and physical trauma. However, most of the adopted dogs will be more than happy to be a part of a family, loving all the family members to the fullest.
Different dog breeds have very different exercise requirements. Some breeds require one short walk a day and others up to two hours of physical activity.
As you live with your pup, you will slowly learn how much exercise they require. Bigger dogs usually require more exercise.
Pay close attention to the breed of the dog, and monitor how quickly they get tired. Puppies and older dogs might require shorter, less intense forms of exercise.
Many adopted dogs are not “pure breed”, and if you are not completely sure how much exercise they need, consult a veterinarian.
You might be surprised to hear this, but some “pure breed” dogs tend to have more health problems. Crossbreed dogs are generally more resistant and can live a longer life.
However, when rescuing a dog they might be a pure breed or a crossbreed. It doesn’t matter!
What dogs need the most is LOVE and care! Including tasty snacks and belly rubs.
Believe us when we say, love and proper care are the two most important things that heal and will keep your pup healthy for a long time.
Different dog breeds require different amounts of time to groom. Some breeds might have a double protective coat and you have to bath them once a year. Other breeds will need to be bathed more often, (every few weeks).
So when considering a Rescued Dog As A Breed you will need to make some decisions as to how often by paying attention to your dog.
When it comes to brushing, some breeds require brushing once a week and others almost daily.
You are welcome to take a look at our breed section, to see how much grooming certain dog breeds require.
Every dog will require some brushing, a bath, and some nail clipping every once in a while.