Rottweiler Rescue and Adoption
Rottweiler rescue gives you a great opportunity to add one of these amazing dogs to your life AND give him/her a much-needed second chance at happiness.
There are many, many Rottweilers of all ages waiting patiently in rescue centers, pounds, shelters and foster homes across the country (and around the world!).
The majority are there through no fault of their own, and will make wonderful family pets and companions - repaying your kindness in licks and love for years to come.
If you're interested in finding out more about Rottweiler adoptions and rottie rescue, I have all the information, help and resources you need to find the perfect 'match'.
Adopting A Rottweiler - Where To Begin?
Although there are currently over 2 million homeless dogs in US shelters/pounds, many people don't even consider the rescue option when looking for a purebred dog.
Why not? Often it's because they assume that only mixed-breed dogs end up in humane societies and rescue centers, but they're wrong. Recent research shows that up to 25% of all homeless dogs are purebred.
So if you're looking for a Rottweiler puppy or dog, and are thinking about adopting, Rottweiler rescue could be perfect for you.
But, how do you know where to look and how to make sure that the dog you take home is healthy and sound? Two phrases spring to mind....... 'Do your research' and 'Be prepared'. Most times you can't just rush out and adopt a dog on a whim, there are procedures the rescue organization must follow, and criteria you must meet, before you can take home that pooch you've fallen in love with..... and with good reason!
Rottweilers are big, strong, intelligent dogs and their sheer size/strength can make them unsuitable for some homes/people. Add to that the fact that a poorly bred or raised Rottie, or one with an unsound temperament, can be dangerous if not handled properly, and you can see why you need to be very careful about choosing 'your' dog.
Many homeless Rotties have been abused or neglected by their previous owners. They may have started life in puppy mills or been surrendered by families who could no longer afford them, or have moved away. This doesn't make them 'bad dogs' though, just unlucky ones.
Rottweiler Rescue Organizations (and all other breed-specific or general rescues) usually take care of all the immediate health needs of the dogs they take in. They also invest in preventative care such as vaccinations, deworming and neutering/spaying. The experienced staff will also evaluate the temperament and personality of each rescue, so that they can help match each individual dog with the right home/family.
Rottweiler Rescue - Get It RightThere are several options when it comes to Rottweiler rescue, and how many are available to you (or how many Rottweilers are awaiting adoption) can depend on where you live, your home environment, family situation and so on.
When you're approaching Rottweiler Rescue Groups (or again, any pound/shelter/center etc.) expect to be asked a fair number of questions.
The staff want to place their dogs in good, loving, permanent homes and the best way to do that is be as certain as possible that the dog and new owner are a good 'fit'.
Also, prepare some questions that you want to ask them. The responsibility of finding the right dog works both ways!
Rottweiler Rescue Q & AHere are some of the questions you may be asked by the rescue organizations you talk to. These aren't just being asked out of idle curiosity or because the organization wants to know your business.
They're an important part of the screening process and increase the odds of you finding your dream dog, so answer them honestly!
There are also some questions that are more specific to Rottweiler rescue than to many other breeds. These may include....
There may be more/less/different questions asked by various Rottweiler rescue organizations/adoption centers. But they all have the same aim..... to get the best possible home for their dogs, and a happy ending for everyone involved.
You can increase the odds of this by asking your own questions. After all, you know your home, family and situation better than anyone else, and you know what it is you're looking for.
Here are a few suggestions as to the questions you may want to ask. Use them as guidelines but don't be afraid to add your own suggestions.
There may be a home visit required so that the organization staff can make sure your home/yard is suitable for a Rottie. References, possibly from your veterinarian, may also be needed.
Also, be aware that Rottweiler Rescue Groups, and virtually all animal rescue organizations, charge an adoption fee. This can range from under $100 to $400 or more, and there may be a mandatory figure or a 'suggestion' of a certain amount.
This money does not go to 'line the pockets' of the staff, but to help the organization take care of the dogs that come to them. Often there are far less funds than there are dogs, so be as generous as possible.
There are tons of tips, advice and information about the costs and demands of dog adoption and ownership, how to prepare your home and your family before you get your new dog. How to best help your dog adjust and settle in to his home environment and much more. Click here now to learn more
Rottweiler Rescue OrganizationsThere are many Rottweiler Rescue Groups in the United States, some of them cover only a individual city, others may serve several states.
In addition to these breed-specific groups, many municipal shelters and city pounds have Rottweilers available for adoption from time to time.
You can even search online by using the huge databases of some of the big, national organizations such as the ASPCA, Petfinder.com or Adopt-A-Pet.com
To see some of the Rottweilers that are available for adoption right now, take a look at my Rottweiler Rescues page.
If you think that you could open your heart and your home to a lonely Rottweiler then there's a website that I know you'll enjoy. Check out their Rottweiler Rescue page to learn more about giving one of these gorgeous dogs a chance at a loving, forever home.
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