Four Facts about Rescue Dogs


happy rescue dog wsw blogIf you’re the proud pet parent of a dog you adopted from a rescue or shelter, you know you have a special bond with your canine companion. Below are a few facts rescue dog owners know to be true:

•They clean up pretty nice: Your sweet pup has surely come a long way since you two first met. It’s amazing what a bath, a happy home, and a loving family can do for a dog’s appearance and demeanor.

•They live in the moment: You’ll never see a rescue dog take a tennis ball or a walk on a sunny day for granted. No matter how hard their life was before they were adopted, they know how to enjoy the present moment.

•They seem to know they were saved: Whether they repay you in companionship, love, laughs, or all three, rescue dogs seem to know they were rescued (and are grateful for it).

•But in reality, you know you were the one who was rescued: In one way or another, dogs always seem to be there for their owners through tough situations. No matter what life throws at you, you always have a loyal, loving best friend by your side.

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  1. Debbie says:

    True, true, true, true! Love my rescue and shelter dogs and cats. Wouldn’t trade them for the world! Looking for a loving animal companion? Check your shelter and local rescues.

  2. Valerie says:

    Cats also are grateful to be rescued. They just know what you did for them. Best cats I ever had was 8 years old from a hoarding home and she stuck to me like glue.

  3. Pam Mitchell says:

    Unlike humans dogs are so forgiving. I rescue dogs mainly directly from the street. Sometimes it takes awhile to gain the trust of a dog so you can rescue him/her. Once rescue and not beaten, chained or abused in anyway they know immediately. There is no feeling in world like saving the life of a once homeless, starving and sometimes very ill animal. I have visited dogs I rescued years ago and they absoutly go nuts once they see me. They are so grateful. There are no words the Joy a rescue brings to a home.

  4. Cindy says:

    This is so very true.. i have 5 rescue furkids and a rescue piggie that I rescued as a baby and have had for 14 yrs. They are my family and just as I love them with all my heart, they love me the same.. I can’t even imagine life without my furkids. I will always have rescues as my family

  5. Kelly says:

    I could not agree more. I have rescued 11 dogs in my adult life – some from rescue organizations and some from local shelters. My most faithful and devoted companions have been my shelter dogs. I love all of my ‘girls’ – both past and present. <3

  6. Tim Colbath says:

    There is nothing like watching a dogs eyes light up when they know that their new guardians have found them here at the sanctuary – it makes all the work worth it!

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