My first TSIR blog post!
WOW! My first blog for my new site! It’s exciting, it’s scary, it’s soooo many things…but mostly...it’s happening! Naturally, my thoughts go to what if no one reads it, what if no one “likes” it, what if, what if, what if. Then I remember Mom always told me not to play the what if game. So, here I am, with my newly launched website,The Search Is Rover, eagerly awaiting my first email showing someone has completed a questionnaire, and is ready to make that match! I know it may take some time though. It should! Adopting a dog is a BIG deal! Not something you want to do on a whim.
What I want more than anything though is for anyone considering adoption to be 1000% on board with the responsibilities that come with owning a dog. It takes time, it takes patience, it takes money, but the rewards that come with adopting the RIGHT dog for you FAR outweighs any extra efforts or money you have to put in. Their unwavering loyalty and unconditional love is something you simply can’t understand until you own a dog. They can sense it when you’re happy, sad, angry, scared, whatever, but no matter what they just want to be there with you. They want to help you celebrate the good times, be right there with you to grieve in the sad times, to laugh or to just sit there in silence. They just want to be with you. Of course, they want to play too and go on walks and car rides, but at the end of the day, all they want is to be by your side. You have a life to live, places to go, people to see, things to do. All they have is you.
Just be sure you can answer these basic questions with a resounding YES!:
Do you really have the time for a dog?
If you are thinking of getting a puppy, have you thought through what happens during the puppy stage? They are precious and fun, but they are a lot of work so just be willing and able to train and have patience!
Can you afford the annual vaccines, food, heartworm prevention (a MUST), any unforeseen vet visits due to illness or injury, etc?
Are you moving anytime and will you be sure your dog is welcome where you go?
Are you getting married or having a baby and will you have the room and extra time for your dog?
Are you prepared for a lifetime (of the dog) commitment?
These are just a few of the commonsense questions/issues that should be strongly considered before you adopt. I am in no way trying to discourage anyone from adopting; after all, my whole mission to help with adoptions! I have just seen too many dogs surrendered because all of a sudden someone didn’t have time, they didn’t really think it through, they developed allergies and weren’t willing to try and treat them, they got a puppy so the old dog had to go, and the list of excuses goes on.
BUT if you’re ready, please consider letting me help! There are so many resources online, many shelters and rescues to consider, and I can help you narrow down your choices and find the right one. Just know though, my mission is to connect you with the right dog based on personality, temperament, etc…NOT on breed and looks alone!
If you are still reading this then THANK YOU! And be sure to watch the video below which is a takeoff from Paul Harvey’s “And God Made a Farmer.” ENJOY!!
“And on the 9th day God made a Dog”