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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Fort Worth

By Adopt-a-Pet.com

Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Fort Worth

Looking for things to do in the Forth Worth area with your new canine companion? Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails System and dog parks offer plenty of opportunities for you and Fido to get some exercise. A community favorite is Fort Woof Dog Park at Gateway Park. It’s a fenced, off-leash dog park with a separate area for small and large dogs. Picnic tables and water spigots are available. It is open for early birds at 5 a.m. and night owls can stay until 11:30 p.m. There are also extensive, paved walking trails at Trinity Park in the middle of the city.

Sip on some quality, award-winning wines with your furry friend by your side at Lightcatcher Winery & Bistro. It welcomes your doggie as long as he is leashed at the outside tables and on the property. There’s a tasting room and bistro where you can pair your wine with dishes for lunch and dinner.

More than 20 restaurants offer seating for your pup in Fort Worth. Start out at The Wild Rooster Bar and try a bite of their famous tacos. All dogs are allowed on the patio as long as they are friendly and leashed. There’s a cool vibe and cold beer, yummy food, and live music is featured regularly. Visit Chadra Mezza & Grill on a Wednesday for “Pooches on the Patio”. Fido will be given free doggie treats while you try some Lebanese wine. Your palette will be delighted with Mediterranean flavors, such as kabobs, Greek salads, and kibbeh. For more ideas on things to do with your dog in the Fort Worth area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Fort Worth on BringFido.com.

Fort Worth Dog Rescues & Shelters

The Top 5 Reasons to Adopt, Rather than Buy a Dog or Puppy for Sale in Fort Worth

  1. Finding the Best Match - Luckily, when you decide you want to add a furry member to your family, you have many dogs to choose from. Dogs and puppies of different breeds come with genetic tendencies that vary between breeds. More importantly, they also have distinct personalities, as each is an individual! It is common for rescuers and animal shelter staff and volunteers to already know the personality and tendencies of many of their dogs and puppies. This means they can better match up your requirements and lifestyle with the ideal dog or puppy. When searching for a new dog or puppy in Fort Worth, consider your lifestyle first. Answer yourself these questions:
    1. Do you have time to housetrain a puppy and teach them the rules of the house?
    2. Can you provide adequate exercise for an active dog, or one who needs mental stimulation and lots of interaction?
    3. Will your new four-legged friend have other pets as buddies around the house?
    4. Is it critical that you find a dog who is comfortable with children?
  2. Purebred or Fabulous Mixed-Breed: Shelters Have Them All! - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred. There are also large numbers of “breed-rescue” organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out a particular breed. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group in Fort Worth, and right here on Adopt-a-Pet.com.
  3. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters have often already been in homes, and may already be housebroken and obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  4. Be a Hero - Adoption helps save lives! One dog or puppy adopted in Fort Worth paves the way for another one to be saved. When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  5. Adoption is MORE AFFORDABLE - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a dog or puppy for sale at a pet store, or even a breeder, in Fort Worth. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!

Some Fort Worth Dog and Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Fort Worth focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Fort Worth focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an Adopt-a-Pet.com account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your Adopt-a-Pet.com rescue or shelter account. Thank you!

  • MARS - Grapevine, TX 76051
  • CLASP - Fort Worth, TX 76185