Dog adoption resources abound for pet parents
Adopting a dog involves a financial commitment. And puppy adoption, in particular, can be costly, shares Dogster. In fact, within the first year you’ll have to budget for spaying/neutering and the necessary vaccinations.
In addition, you should carefully consider the costs of food, veterinary care, pet toys and beds, grooming and even boarding at a kennel if you vacation.
Dogster.com partners with PetFinder to bring the largest listing of adoptable dogs on the web. It’s the perfect place to start your dog adoption search.
For Overland Park area residents, check out the local Dogster adoption page to get started with your information gathering on dog adoption.
Where Should I Look For A Dog?
Consider visiting a shelter to rescue a dog. While many shelter dogs are mixed breeds, the Humane Society of the United States says that one in four is purebred. There are also rescue groups that specialize in finding homes for dogs of a specific breed; adopting a rescue dog may be far cheaper than buying a puppy from a breeder. However, if you do choose to use the services of a breeder, be sure to choose a reputable one.