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If you're thinking you would like to welcome a dog, cat or any new pet into your home, first think about where you are going to get it.

If you're thinking you would like to welcome a dog, cat or any new pet into your home, first think about where you are going to get it. Give it a good thought–do you really want that certain breed of dog from that certain breeder? Or do you just want a compassionate, loving animal to share your home, care and love with? There are many animals in shelters that get overlooked in the scurry for a certain type of animal–mainly a breed of dog. Quite a few organizations are dedicated to rescuing animals of any type from various situations. For instance, there is the Humane Society, the Dumb Friends League and the Colorado Puppy Rescue.

 

If you're really set on having a certain breed, you can be put on a waiting list at the shelter to see if a dog of that type comes in. There are also breed clubs that take in dogs of their breed and put them up for adoption: check the Internet for the breed and the word "rescue." And there are other ways to find the dog you want: for instance, Snow Caps Sled Dogs in Breckenridge adopts out their retired huskies, or you could check in the newspaper and adopt an "accidental puppy" from an unintentional pet owner. Make sure you take the time to meet the animal and see if it is the right one for you before taking it home. At the Dumb Friends League you can even bring other pets to meet the animal you are looking at, if you have any.

 

Animals in shelters are really in need of homes. No matter how nice shelters like the Dumb Friends League are, they aren't a good place to live. It'd be like you having to live in a one-room-apartment with nowhere to go, day after day. Homeless animals really need your help. They need love and care, which they can get in the best possible way when they have real homes. These animals need your love!!!!