Finding the Best Dog For Your Home

Adopting a dog is a big commitment – they will be with you for some time! There’s Hope Dog Rescue wants to help you find the best match for your family, so we’ve put together some things you should consider when thinking about the dog you’d like to adopt, …

  • Why do you want a dog?
  • How long will your dog be home alone?
  • Do you plan on having a mid-day dog walker or sending your dog to doggie daycare?
  • How much time do you personally have to exercise your dog, and what kind of exercise do you plan to do? (running, walking, dog clyde4parks)
  • Will your dog be living with small children, now or in the next 5-10 years?
  • Will your dog be living with other pets, either now or in the future?
  • How upset will you be if your dog chews your things or needs housebreaking? Puppies generally need to go potty every few hours – a good rule of thumb is one plus the number of months old they are.  So, a 3 month old puppy needs to go out every 4 hours – including through the night.
  • Do you have a fenced yard?
  • Does anyone in your family have allergies to consider? How much will shedding bother you?
  • Do you plan to move in the next 5 years, and if so, will your dog be able to move with you?
  • How much can you afford to spend on care for your dog?  Cost estimates can vary greatly, but we’ve put together a few websites to give you a sense of what to expect.

Hopefully these ideas help you narrow your search for your new rescue dog. Of course, There’s Hope Dog Rescue is here every step of the way to help ensure that you meet the best possible dog for you. Please don’t hesitate to talk to us about any concerns or questions you have during the search and adoption process. We’re here to help!

Please take a moment to see the wonderful dogs we currently have available for adoption.