I would like to encourage you to become a dog parent. There is no greater feeling than waking up next to the one you love (especially if it is a cuddly loyal dog).
However, please think about it carefully. What will you do when you go on holidays? Can you afford to look after us with love and care if we become ill?
If you decide to become a dog parent please buy a pre-owned dog. Ask one of my friends at the refuge if they would like to share your home. They will be very grateful. Most of my Subiaco friends have been adopted from the refuge.
There are always dogs looking for homes often due to no fault of their own. They just need some love and a stable household.
I feel very sad for the 250,000 cats and dogs that are put to sleep every year in Australia. Please ask your owners to register and microchip you so this does not happen.
Ruff Rules for Re-Homing a Dog
To ensure life runs smoothly sometimes we need to make rules. If you are considering becoming a dog owner please keep these thoughts in mind. Dogs are not a disposable accessory. Your new dog will become part of your family and will love and be loyal to you forever.
“Once you take me into your home I will always be part of your family “
“I am very loyal and will feel sad and lost if you decide to give me away”
“Please take time each day to enjoy me. I will help you be happy and healthy”
“Take care of me when I grow old. You too will grow old and grumpy and need support”
“Please go with me on difficult journeys (like the vet)! It is easier for me if you are there”
“If you ask me to do something please give me time to understand what you want”
“Do not be angry with me if I do not respond quickly. I may be feeling ill or tired”
“Remember that you are my best friend and I will always love you”