If there ever was a reason for adopting as a member of your family, Randy the one-time stray dog offers one of the best. Who would ever believe that a stray dog had the capability to become the hero who saves the day when dangerous robbers strike. Sure, dogs may bark out warnings to sound an alarm, but Randy’s actions show how smart and loyal he is, and what these so-called strays have the potential to accomplish.
I Heart Dogs has delivered yet another inspiring story about an amazing pooch. Gerardo Aguilar owns a gas station in Tamaulipas, Mexico. He noticed that a stray dog was hanging around the station. Workers at the gas station felt sorry for him and bathed him, vaccinated him, and gave him food and water. In short, the entire team adopted the stray and took turns caring for him. The dog was timid and shy initially, but as he got to know his new family, he began to open up to them.
Randy emerges from his shell as a hero
Video cameras installed at the gas station told the entire story, so it’s not disputable. The workers were going about their jobs when two armed thieves showed up one evening and told the workers to give them all the money. A worker refused and the robber assaulted the man. Randy was out of sight but he heard the fracas and ran in to find both robbers assaulting the employee who had shown him great kindness. The footage showed that there wasn’t a second thought as he rushed to the worker’s aid and chased the robbers away. The timid dog found his courage because of the love and loyalty that was in his heart for this member of his new family who had taken him in when he was in need. Now that the tables were turned, he didn’t hesitate to put his own safety at risk, becoming a local hero in the process. He’s now an official member of the team and he welcomes new customers while standing guard over his loved ones.
What would the world be like if more rescue puppies were taken in?
One of the residents of the community ventured what the world would be like if more people took in stray pets. First, it’s important to acknowledge that not all dogs in shelters are suitable pets for some households, but millions are. Forbes weighs in on the case for adopting rescue pets with their input. Buying from a reputable breeder can make the odds of adopting a healthy pet a little higher, in some cases, but some purebreds come with a list of their own common health concerns. Rescue pets have undergone physical examinations, have received their vaccinations, and there are no questions about the status of their health. Adoptive parents are given all of the facts about the dog, both good and bad. Some are entirely healthy, while others may have mild to severe disabling conditions. Some of the most amazing pets in the world are those with physical challenges.
Adding a pet to your home is a big commitment, but rescue dogs are capable of bringing such joy and love into our hearts. If we’re willing to give them a chance, the rewards can be unconditional love, companionship, and the possibility of heroic acts to protect the ones they love. Those who have the financial ability to properly feed a pet and give him the attention, regular checkups, and love that he needs may be rewarded with years of love and laughter.
What are the top reasons for adopting vs buying a dog?
The Humane Society has maintained a consistent program for preparing pets for adoption into loving homes. They’re one of the largest rescue organizations in the world. They provide us with some of the best reasons for adoption vs. buying a dog from a breeder.
- Adopting a dog can save his life – Millions of pets enter the Humane Society and other pet shelter system. There simply isn’t enough room to take care of them all. After a pet has been in a shelter for an extended amount of time, with no prospects for adoption, they are euthanized, unless they’re lucky enough to land in a no-kill shelter. Over a million otherwise adoptable dogs are put to death annually.
- Adoption is the responsible thing to do – Adopting a pet helps to lessen the number of animals who are sad or lonely because there is nobody to care about them. Living in a shelter assures that daily survival and medical needs are met, but they don’t get the individual love and affection that they would in a family of their own.
- You make room for other unfortunate dogs – When you adopt a dog from a shelter, it opens up one more spot for a dog that is in dire need of help. Dogs are out there starving, getting sick or hurt, and dying without anyone to care. Shelters give them a bit of respite until a loving person or family comes to claim them for their own.
- Adoption can be less expensive – Buying a purebred puppy can cost you several hundred or even thousands of dollars. Next is the bill to have your pup examined by a vet, spayed/neutered, and vaccinated. Most shelters take care of all of these things before they authorize the pet as being ready to adopt. They charge a flat fee for adoptions and it can end up costing you a to less.
Randy’s story is remarkable, but it’s not an isolated event. We hear about magnificent dogs all the time who had a rough start in life but end up doing amazing things. You never know what treasure might be waiting for you and your family at your local animal shelter. If you’re thinking about getting a new dog, please at least consider adoption.