Misconception: All shelter dogs are mutts.
Reality: 20 percent of shelter dogs are PURE BREED.
David Meyer the executive director of 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com says it best:
“There’s a misconception that animals at shelters have something wrong with them. They’re often great pets but may by homeless because their owners died, moved or are serving in the military. Unlike, say, a pet store puppy, a rescue dog usually has all the necessary shots and is house trained and neutered.”
Some people think that by purchasing their puppy from a puppy mill they are saving it from the deplorable conditions but in the end that just helps the entire operation stay in business. When puppy mills are shut down all of the puppies and dogs are sent to shelters and can be purchased for a substantially smaller price.
Shelter dogs come with many benefits; they are healthy, in good condition, trained, neutered and some times even micro chipped. Most of all they need YOU. Your love, attention and to be your constant companion for life.