Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Another Reason To Train Your Dog

When Tom Norman died last month, his five dogs weren’t just left without an owner. They were orphaned.

Nina, Opal, Otis, Skeet and Roseanne Roseannadanna, all Boxers, were like children to Norman, who never had any of his own, said long-time friend Nancy Stephens.

"These were his kids," Stephens said.

The dogs, all purebreds, are available for adoption through Morgan County’s Sav-A-Stray Foundation, where Stephens hopes the dogs she’s helped raise will find new families.

Here is a great example of why to look for a dog through a responsible rescue organization. You can get a great dog. Not all dogs in rescue were abused or have problems. Sometimes, the dog ends up in unfortunate circumstances and needs a new home.

By the way, this is also why I advocate obedience training for every dog. It is going to be much easier for a dog to find a new home if it is well behaved. You aren’t doing your dog any favor by not training it thoroughly. What if something happened to you? Would someone want your dog? Or would it be so unruly that the shelter or rescue organization would be forced to put your dog to death? Something to think about.

1 comment:

Jonh Q said...

Those are great reasons to train your dog!
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