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

By Adopt-a-Pet.com

Fun Things to Do With Your Dog in Seattle

Looking for things to do with your new canine companion in the Seattle area? Take your new pup out for ice cream the Seattle Ferry Service’s Sunday Ice Cream Cruise. The 50-minute cruise includes views of Lake Union floating homes, Gas Works Park, and the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat. After the cruise, have some lunch at Norm’s in Fremont or the unique Bark Espresso, where dogs are more than welcomed.

Meet other dog people and their canine companions at one of the many local dog parks. One of the local favorites is Magnuson Dog Park, featuring nine acres of open land, a separate area for small dogs, and beach access. Another popular park is the four-acre Westcrest Dog Park, offering water fountains, shaded areas, and a small dog area. Leashed pets can join you on the trails at the beautiful Washington Park Arboretum, making it a popular place for walking dogs and meeting new friends.

If you and your dog want more adventure than can be typically found at a dog park, rent a wooden rowboat from The Center for Wooden Boats and spend an afternoon rowing on Lake Union with your pup. For an unforgettable experience, introduce your dog to Seattle from the air on a flightseeing tour with Kenmore Air. Show your dog the artistic side of Seattle with a stroll through the Olympic Sculpture Park, where leashed dogs are welcome to join humans. For more ideas on things to do with your dog in the Seattle area, visit the Dog Owner’s Guide to Seattle on BringFido.com.

Seattle Dog Rescues & Shelters

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

  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 Seattle, 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 Seattle, 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 Seattle 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 Seattle. 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 Seattle Dog and Puppy Rescues

Below you'll find many Seattle focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Seattle 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!

 

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