Schnauzer Savers Rescue, INC
Working with rescue or volunteering at an animal shelter, we hear so many different reasons why people need to surrender their pets. Moving, allergies, escaping constantly, divorce, biting, nippy, chasing the kids, barking, toileting in the house, can’t afford – grooming, wellness, parasite control, surgery, to really want a female/male, want to try a different breed, etc.
It is amazing to us to read or social media or hear a person say, I just bought or adopted a dog, what do I feed him, how do I potty train him, what is crate training? What? Bringing a living, breathing animal into your care needs research and commitment!
So before you purchase, adopt or foster an animal:
Number 1. Research the breed before you commit. Taking a cute puppy home not providing any drive satisfaction of the breed’s genetic makeup of specific desires and needs come out. For instance the herding breeds are bred to bite and run, if not given the proper outlet for these – kids get bit and dogs run away.