Xena Saves Her Family
About a year ago Bryan Dubose and his family in Montgomery County, Texas rescued Xena from a local shelter. Bryan said she only weighed 35 pounds and suffered from fleas and other parasites when he found her at the rescue. After the family adopted Xena, she was able to gain fifty pounds and became parasite free.
At the beginning of July 2019, the Dubose family’s house caught on fire in the middle of the night. Everyone in the house was sleeping soundly, except Xena. The dog immediately started to bark loudly to alert her family of the danger. Bryan said he and his wife were only spared from the flames because Xena pounded on her kennel and eventually broke out of it to warn them about the fire.
They said the fire raged about a half an hour. However, it was enough to destroy almost all of their belongings. Unfortunately, their insurance doesn’t cover everything they lost. However, the Dubose family received about $5,000 through a fundraiser that their community pulled together. (2)
Benefits Of Adopting a Rescue Dog
Are you thinking about to adopt a rescue dog? Amazing choice! With this decision, you do not only save a life but you also get amazing benefits. It’s a win-win situation, right?
You Can Get A Trained Dog
You may save yourself from lots of frustration and stress by adopting a rescue dog who already knows the basics. Most adult shelter dogs are already potty trained, don’t chew up everything as a puppy would, and respond to basic commands like ‘sit.’ However, if you prefer to adopt a young puppy, shelters often have litters looking for loving homes.
They’re Gratefull Forever
Shelter dogs know exactly when a second chance is given to them. When you adopt a rescue dog, you not only get your best friend for life, but you’ll also have a grateful and loving dog forever. Most of the pups at the shelters are looking for a second chance to find their forever home. When you adopt one of them, you can count on his loyalty for a lifetime.
It’s a Way To Fight Against Puppy Mills
When you buy a pure breed from a pet store or online, that furry fella might come from a puppy mill. Dogs from puppy mills are notoriously mistreated and often don’t receive proper medical care. The mom of these canines usually spends her days in a cage for years, having litter after litter until she can no longer produce puppies for sale. By adopting a dog from your local shelter or rescue, you can fight against puppy mills. (3)
We know that not everyone is ready to become a pet parent. Maybe you already have a furbaby at home, but you still want to help these rescued dogs. Shelters and rescues are always in need of donations.