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Is Getting a New Dog Soon After Losing One a Good Thing?
Is a new dog waiting for you at your local shelter?
Reasons Why at Times This may Work Out
Your pet has just passed on to better life and your home seems to be empty and too quiet. It almost feels impossible to believe that your beloved pet has left this world leaving a terrible void. A strong impression that in any moment you will see your four legged friend pass by you in look for attention, vividly occupies your mind. Yet, there is the empty bed and there is the leash and collar, just an awkward representation of a pet whose life seemed to be cut too short...
Many times the idea of filling up the void of a departed pet with a newly adopted one is something that people strongly advise against. The reasons may be several such as not being ready to move on yet, or expecting the new pet to be somewhat physically similar to, or at least behave in a similar way to the previous pet. Yet, what if getting a new pet could help you in the mourning process? What if this new pet will open your heart and allow you to love another creature of God once again?
At times, this may be work wonders, especially when grieving owners decide to visit their local shelter. Something very special may happen at this time. Seeing dogs in need of help and love may help get relief from a recent loss. Owners seem to open up and give in to those needs with an open mind and open heart. Sometimes, it just happens in a split second: a dog just shows up with its tail wagging and a sudden connection is created. The heartstrings are tugged and if you are an ultimate real dog lover you will find yourself once again ready to treasure a new life.
The rehabilitation process therefore benefits both the grieving owner and the shelter dog. While the grieving owner will need to put aside the thoughts of sorrow caused by the loss, the newly adopted dog will have to leave behind its unhappy past. Both owner and dog therefore will have to concentrate new energy on each other and work on building something new and very powerful.
Soon the fact that that empty bed is once again occupied and that collar and leash are once again looked for in anticipation, may all start to make sense again. Life with another dog was just meant to be and loving dogs often means loving them one after another. If a dog in your life is destiny, why not make it happen sooner than later?
Instead of spending days grieving about the departed dog, owners will find that they have to spend their time on making a new life possible. This is not belittling the departed dog, rather, it is in someway making the departed dog's life more valuable. In adopting a surrendered dog, you are literally saving a dog's life. And what better way to celebrate your dog's life than saving another one?