Why should I
adopt a dog?
When you adopt a rescue pet, you not only save a life, but you make space for other animals in need. Beyond the obvious gift of giving the animal a chance to be beyond the walls of a shelter or rescue, you’ll have a life long friend who will help you unwind at the end of a long day, will never judge you, and is always happy to see you.
Learn about adopting a pet
How do I adopt a pet?
You can adopt your new pet through a shelter or rescue / adoption agency – like Easy’s! Your first step is to fill out the application. After that you’ll be set up with an interview and we can arrange for you to meet potential pets.
Are there any adoption requirements?
You’ll be required to submit your application along with references and proof of income and valid id. There may be a home visit for an assessment, as well as a family meet-and-greet (including other animals in the home). Then, you pay an adoption fee that covers veterinary care and spay or neuter.
How to avoid picking the wrong dog?
Don’t choose a pet just because of their looks. You should try to choose a dog that fits with your activity level and character. Also, you need to consider whether the pet will get along well with other pets or the kids.
How do I prepare for my pet?
Be prepared to pay a fee as these fur babies have been vetted and spayed or neutered. Before you welcome your pet into your home, you should dog-proof your home and include a safe zone for them to adapt to their new surroundings. This can be stressful, so be patient. Have their food, water, and toys ready when they arrive.
Vet Q&A: Are pets for adoption healthy?
Animal shelters and rescues are typically healthy animals. We examine, bathe, vet, vaccinate, and spay or neuter our animals prior to adoption. They have food and water and clean bedding and living quarters.
A well-known saying is, “A dog is man’s best friend.”
Their happy faces and wagging tails fill our lives with joy, but you may not be aware that spending time with your canine companion is good for you physically and emotionally.
Owning a dog can help you live longer and healthier. Studies have shown that dog owners have lower blood pressure and improved responses to stress. According to the CDC, consistently being around a household pet will significantly lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels. This is due, in part, to lowering stress. A study at Washington State University showed that petting a dog for 10 minutes will reduce cortisol, a major stress hormone.
Dogs can help us recover from a crisis. Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine discovered that veterans with a service dog had significantly fewer symptoms of PTSD and showed improved coping skills.
Dog’s playfulness encourages healthy activity, like taking walks or playing frisbee. A 2019 British study discovered that dog owners spend nearly 300 minutes every week walking with their dogs. That’s 200 more minutes walking than people without a pup of their own.
In a series of studies, men were more likely to get a woman’s phone number for a date when they had a dog with them. In another study, researchers asked individuals to rate people in photographs and found that people looked happier and more relaxed when they appeared with a dog.
A study by Pet Wingman found that men and women swipe right more when they include a profile photo of their pup. Women benefited more than men with dogs in their profiles. (And finding Fido photos on your camera roll shouldn’t be a problem—a study found that 65 percent of dog owners admit to taking more photos of their dog than their significant other.)
Dogs are natural mood boosters. A 2017 study revealed that those with AIDS are less likely to suffer from depression if they own a pet. A 2009 Japan study revealed that staring into your dog’s eyes raises your level of oxytocin, known as the “love hormone.”
Dogs give positive results to seniors with mental illness by improving cognitive function and social interaction. Seniors with dementia showed a significant decrease in agitated behavior.
Outgoing & Friendly
Since dog owners have to walk their dogs and be more proactive about scheduling activities, they tend to be more outgoing. After all, it’s difficult to ignore everyone when you are at the dog park and your dog is making friends with other animals.
Nurturing & Affectionate
Dog owners have to be a bit nurturing because dogs are needy. They need someone to care for them and love them. Dogs want to show how much they love you and they want to see your love in return. This means you have to have some sort of compassionate and nurturing tendencies.
People who own dogs have no choice but to be playful because dogs love to play. Dogs will prod you to play with them. Dog owners throw balls with them, take them on walks, pet them, love them, and play with them.
Those who understand that dogs are great pets are very engaging people. You have to be with a dog in the house. In fact, you have little choice but to be engaging since dogs are such engaging animals. Dogs are not animals that do not make friends and do not engage with others, so you have to do the same thing. Your dog will make friends in the park, on walks, at the vet and everywhere in between. This means you’re going to be such a good and engaging dog owner in no time at all.
There is one thing that all dog owners have to be if they want to care for a dog, and that’s responsible. Another life in your own care is not a joke. It’s not all fun and games. It requires knowing how to care for dogs, how to make sure your dog remains healthy and how to make sure that your dog is always going to be in good hands. It is feeding and loving your dog, and it is being there for your dog, knowing when the dog needs something and making sure his life is always safe because he’s your dog and it’s your responsibility to care for him.