Adopting any dog from a shelter is way of saving a life but only when done responsibly. In Part 1 we dealt with where to go to adopt a beagle and now in Part 2 we are going to deal with some commonly asked questions about adopting a dog from a shelter, such as the kind of life that a dog leads in a shelter, what kind of prescreening of the dog is done in terms of health and personality and most importantly what criteria you should use when choosing a dog.
- What kind of life do dogs have in shelters?
Michele Otis, Shelter Director for the Washington Humane Society, describes what the typical day in a shelter is for a dog.
- Does the shelter prescreen the dog for personality and health?
Michelle Otis tells you what to expect in this video.
- What criteria should you apply when choosing a dog from a shelter?
Michele gives her brilliant answer in this video. Adopting a dog is a big commitment so you need to make sure that both of you are going to be happy with the decision.
Would you consider adopting a beagle from a shelter? In part 3 you will discover the key answers to some frequently asked questions. Stay tuned. If you have questions about adopting a dog, ask them in the comments below.