All the rescue dogs out there, all the sad faces and scared eyes, all the broken bodies and emotional scars. How we all want to go and rescue them all when they pull at our heart strings.
We are only humans after all, and it is quite normal that we get emotionally involved.
We hear so much, and see so much of the heartache on social media, which of course is a wonderful tool to spread the word.
It is important to educate people about puppy farms, bad breeders, dog fighting and so on, and I am all for it.
But .. and here is the but, we should not allow ourselves to get pushed into rescuing a dog, it is not for the fainthearted. I feel that there needs to be more transparency ... there needs to be more background information about the dog in question ... there needs to be a backup plan .. there needs to be someone who is able to guide us along when when things don`t turn out as we expected.
I am not here to put you of the idea of rescuing a dog, that is the furthest thing on my mind. What I would like is for you to have a look at your situation, your environment, your work commitment and have a clear understanding about the things you can commit to. Once you rescued a dog he is and should always be a part of your family.
So I would like you to be honest with yourself, and encourage you to go for help if, and when you feel that there are problem behaviours you do not know how to address, deal with it right away, make the most of the time in the beginning, it will make for a better relationship when your rescue is calm and balanced.