By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
Did you know that you can find a purebred dog at a shelter? It’s true. More than 20 percent of dogs at shelters are purebreds.
I always preach “adopt, don’t shop,” yet, I’ve never made it to a shelter because all of my animals have found me. Still, for those of you who must have a purebred dog, please consider adopting at a rescue. There are rescues for every type of dog and cat. Want a Siberian Husky? Then go to a Siberian Husky rescue. Want a Siamese cat? Go to a Siamese cat rescue. There is no need to shop at a pet store (puppy mill) or a breeder.
Following is a short video on Pet Fostering and Purebred Rescue. It was part of the Helen Woodward Animal Center’s ACES (Animal Center Education Services) program. It is a free program that teaches animal welfare workers how to run an animal center.
This section of the video is led by Angela Morris of P&G Pet Care. She talks about breed-specific animal organizations and rescue dogs and behavioral training. With Angela are Mike Arms of the Helen Woodward Animal Center and Krissie Newman of the Ryan Newman Foundation.
To see the other ACES workshop videos, click here to hear Mike Arms, executive director of the Helen Woodward Animal Center talk about Fundraising and Sponsorships for animal welfare groups. Click here to hear Krissie Newman of the Ryan Newman Foundation talk about Finding Families for Orphaned Pets.