1. Too Many Dogs and Not Enough Homes.
Dog ownership has increased in the United States, but so has the number of dogs given up by their owners.
2. Purebred Dog Rescue.
Purebred dog rescue adoptions can take some of the pressure off local shelters and make it easier for purebred dogs to find new homes.
3. Is a Rescue Dog Right for You?
Adding a dog to your family is a big decision; make sure you think it through.
4. The Adoption Process.
A rescue group can help you find just the right dog for you and guide you through the adoption process.
5. Before You Bring Your New Dog Home.
Make sure your house, yard and family are ready for your dog before you bring him home.
6. The Big Move.
You, your family and your home are all new to your dog. Help her make this transition.
7. Building a Relationship.
Your new dog doesn?t become your best friend automatically. You need to build a relationship with him.
8. Introducing the Dog to Your World.
A happy dog is acclimated to the sights, smells and sounds of the world around her. Take your rescue dog to meet the neighbors and explore her new town.
9. Housetraining Your Rescue Dog.
Many rescue dogs are well housetrained, but some need a little remedial training. Handle it with care.
10. All Rescue Dogs Need Some Training.
Training is an important part of building a relationship with your new dog, as well as teaching her how to live in your house and behave with people.
11. Working Through Problem Behaviors.
Almost every dog has one or two behaviors that their owners would like to control or change.
Aggression is a catchall phrase for behaviors that could be threatening or dangerous.
13. When It Just Isn?t Working.
Sometimes a newly adopted dog just doesn?t fit in with his new owner and family. How to make the decision to give the dog back to the rescue group.
14 Do You Want to Do Rescue Work?
Purebred dog rescue can be very rewarding volunteer work, but it can also be heartbreaking. Here?s a look at what?s involved.
Appendix: Internet Resources for Purebred Dog Rescue.