Dog shelters are full of lovable healthy adoptable dogs just waiting for someone to take them home. It’s a common myth to think that all shelter dogs are damaged in some way. This is just not true…a silly myth!

Most homeless dogs are so due to no fault of their own. Reasons include financial difficulties, divorce, death in the family or other change in family situation…or didn’t realize how much time & attention a dog deserves and needs. Even worse, a surplus of dogs bred for profit!

Many shelter dogs are already housebroken, trained and ready to GO! Usually this is thanks to wonderful foster heroes or hard working shelter volunteers, or it’s just because the dog has already lived in a home. This makes the transition to your home much easier.

Remember, we are matchmakers, doing everything humanly possible to ensure you are perfectly matched with your new best buddy!

Thank you for considering dog adoption, and please help us debunk these silly myths of awesome shelter dogs!

Silly myth 1:

Shelter dogs are damaged or have problems.


Dogs are abandoned for all sorts of reasons and most of the time it has nothing to do with the dog. The number one reason given for surrendering a dog is “moving.”
Another is “no time.”

Silly myth 2:

I can only get a mutt.


On average 25 percent of shelter dogs are purebreds, and many breed rescue groups have purebreds. Puppy mills supplying purebreds are often selling inbred pets without care for preventing genetic problems. Mixed breed dogs are known to have less inbreeding, generally less inherited genetic disease, and therefore overall lower vet bills and happier dogs! And we have to ask, why wouldn’t you want an adorable mutt?

Silly myth 3:

There will be less of a bond if you haven’t raised the dog yourself.


Not true. Any age dog grows attached very quickly, becoming part of the family. With an adult dog you generally know if its good with kids, furry or human, or makes a good running/walking/cuddle-bunny companion.

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