Myth #1: You don’t know what you are getting with a rescue dog
The reality is that you will know even less about a puppy from an irresponsible breeder or pet store. A responsible breeder will show you pups with their mothers, but even then there is no guarantee that the puppy you are getting will have the same temperament as its parents. A lot of dogs in private rescue groups live in foster homes or have been in a shelter for a while, so you will have a better idea of the dog’s temperament before adoption.
Myth #2: I want a purebred dog, so I have to go to a breeder
You would be surprised how many beautiful purebred dogs end up on the streets or in shelters. Sadly because there are simply so many unwanted dogs, you can find virtually all breeds available as a rescue.
Myth #3: Rescue dogs need extra training
Some people think that rescue dogs have behavioural problems because they are a 'rescue'. All dogs, regardless of age, breed, or life experience, require training to coexist with their humans. Rescue dogs are profoundly grateful to have a second chance. Many don’t miss a beat and bond quickly with their new owners. Some may need more time to adjust, perhaps due to initial fear or anxiety, but with patience and good training they make amazing companions.