Once the decision has been made to adopt a homeless animal from a shelter, one must consider what animal is suitable for their lifestyle. Dogs are remarkable creatures that come in all shapes and sizes and have been man’s best friend for over 30,000 years (Stanglin, 2012). Adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue awards many benefits. Shelter and rescue groups offer an array of dogs that vary in size, color, and age; thus, allowing one to adopt a seemly companion. Despite the efforts of animal shelters and rescue groups, “5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized” (“Pet Statistics,”).
The cute and innocent face of a puppy is very difficult to overlook; especially when you are being stared down with those big, round puppy dog eyes. When a family decides on inviting a dog into their family, the thought of welcoming a puppy into their new home comes to their mind; but why not rescue an older dog? A dog does not grow out of it's puppy stage until six months old; it does not end there. The even harder, and exhausting stage of adolescence, comes directly after that. A dog is fully mature at the age of three.
Pedigree or Poison: Selective Breeding is Detrimental to Dogs Dog’s have been man’s best friend for thousands of years and will continue to be alongside mankind until one of the species ceases to exist. Dogs have been alongside man since they were first domesticated from wolves 15,000 years ago (Allan, 2010). This domestication has led to dogs being intertwined with everyday life for many humans. People use dogs as workers, companions, and guardians. To some people dogs are just as much a part of the family as the children.
Research Paper Everyone should have heard this phrase that dog is man’s best friend. We live with them, love them, and take good care of them. When people talk about dog breed, the advantages and disadvantages of purebred dogs is always a controversial issue. Lots of people like purebred dogs because they are beautiful and cute; some people prefer crossbred dogs because they believe purebred dogs usually have genetic disease. Indeed, many evidence and research show that purebred dogs are easier to have genetic disease, and many purebred dogs die from incurable genetic disease every year.
Man’s Best Friend “To understand the process of attachment formation in young children has been a focal point in child development research for decades. However, young children’s attachments are not only with human beings; they also form bonds with companion animals, particularly dogs.” (Jalongo, 2015). When reading this quote, my first response was recalling the time I adopted my first newborn puppy. I was about 6 years old at the time we first visited the adoption center. I remember begging my parents for a dog at least once a day for a about a month or two, so when we went to the adoption center, I was brimming with happiness.
V. According to the U.S. Humane Society, about 58% of people will get a dog after the age of 24 (ASPCA, 2014), which means probably many of you in this class will as well sometime in your life. VI. Thinking of where to get your dog is a very important decision. VII. There are numerous places where you can go to get one such as shelters, fosters, rescues, breeders, and stores.
Title: Origin of Dog Domestication: How Dogs Evolved to Become Man’s Best Friend Background and rationale: Dogs as a man’s best friend has been a prevalent view point among modern day humans, and some even accept it as fact. However, the genetics behind what makes dogs so compatible with mankind, and the history of domestication are not well known to most. The time of divergence, and geographic origin of dog domestication has been greatly debated, though many firmly believe they are of Asian origin (research article). Many researchers have studied the effects of breeding programs on genetics (pure breed), however the genetics behind initial domestication of dogs from wild wolves has not been well studied. The three following publications focus on these areas, and most show similar findings.
Now, adopting a dog from a shelter requires more work due to some of the dogs going through traumatizing and carrying this baggage with them to their new home. If you really love dogs, and you really love this dog you adopted, then you will want to do whatever you need to help improve their happiness. People are also against adopting because they think there are many health risks with dogs that have been abused or are older. Now, this can be true sometimes but most shelters provide veterinary clinics and provide care when issues arise. Shelter dogs are also cheaper in price, so if you really want a loyal companion but cannot afford to pay $100-2,000 to buy the dog, then adopting is a great
In fact the cost of this surgery is less expensive than taking care of four to six puppies plus... ... middle of paper ... ... more common breeders they spend quality time getting to know their animals and who that puppy will be living with for the rest of their life. On the other hand, puppy mill breeders have a mass production of puppies and live in unsanitary areas. Therefore, puppy mills are a crime and it should be animal abuse. (1,419) Works Cited “Puppy Mills.” ASPCA. Jan. 2011.
Domestic Dog, mammal generally considered to be the first domesticated animal. This trusted work partner and beloved pet learned to live with humans more than 14,000 years ago. A direct descendant of the wolves that once roamed Europe, Asia, and North America, the domestic dog belongs to the dog family, which includes wolves, coyotes, foxes, and jackals. Dog ancestry has been traced to small, civet-like mammals, called miacis, which had short legs and a long body and lived approximately 40 million years ago. The evolving relationship between the domestic dog and humans has been documented in fossil evidence, artifacts, and records left by earlier civilizations.