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Love is adoptable, the life of a rescue dog
Rescue dogs choose you, let's face it, we all know someone that falls in love with a dog online. You're all excited to meet the dog and he/she just doesn't quite mesh with you. Scotty is our rescue dog and he didn't like anyone before he met us, I can't say that I blame him. If you were dropped off on the side of the road in the middle of February by your so called "owners", would you like anyone? We first saw Scotty online and fell in love with his face, he looked so sweet that we just had to meet him. We made the 2 hour trek to the shelter only to be met with hesitation "errrr, you want to meet Scotty ? ummm" . You see, Scotty wasn't really a people dog, he either liked you or he didn't and if he didn't he showed it. He walked right up to my boyfriend and I, gave me a slurpy kiss on the face & just took to us right away. We knew he was the perfect dog for us.
Rescues aren't for everyone though, they need a little extra tlc depending on their previous life experience and some end up having issues with kids, dogs or people. Scotty took a long time before he would accept a new person in our house, if you were a female you were in luck! Scotty is the ladies man with social issues, sound familiar? We adopted him on Oct. 10, 2012 and three years later he has come so far it is worthy of a "2 paws up". I strongly encourage everyone to adopt when thinking of getting a dog, however, if you want the cookie cutter lab that never barks or growls at people, a rescue might not be the best choice for you. Having had both a purebred and a rescue, I can say that neither one is better than another. They both have their own attributes but the look of love in their eyes when they realize they're being adopted is priceless.
Give a rescue dog a chance, there is nothing quite like unconditional love from a dog.