If we want to adopt a stray dog, what do we need to do?

2021/08/30

First of all, we respect anyone who has the idea of adopting a stray dog. At least it gave a poor animal a home, and it also contributed to reducing the social problem of stray animals. 

However, most of the stray dogs adopted are adult dogs, and it takes more effort than buying a puppy and starting to raise it. Let's take a comprehensive answer to this question below, hoping to provide you with some help. 

If we just meet and adopt a stray dog on the street, what do we need to prepare and do?

Dog supplies:


Get ready for the kennel, the main thing is to give the dog a small space that can provide a sense of security. If it is a stray dog with a more nervous mood, the dog cage is actually better, which can give the dog a better solitary space and allow them to slowly accept the new environment. 


The choice of dog food still has to refer to your own budget. When choosing dog food, you do not have to blindly follow the brand and price. We share a simple tip, which is to pay attention to the two parts of the protein content and protein source in the ingredient list. As long as the protein content of dog food is at least about 30%, and the protein source is not a meat meal, animal by-products, vegetable protein, and other materials, then this dog food is basically not too bad. Because protein is the most important part of dog food and the most expensive part. 


Food bowls and water bowls can use bowls that are eliminated at home, but it is best to be beaten-resistant metal or plastic products. Otherwise, if the dog breaks, it may hurt himself or his family. The food bowl and water bowl should also be scrubbed at least once a day to avoid excessive reproduction of mold and bacteria that may affect the dog's health. 


The existence of the traction rope is very important. It is the most basic item related to the safety of the dog and the quality of the owner's civilized breeding. Almost all dogs that are lost, stray, or hit by cars, and most of the dogs that have bitten people do not hold the rope, and almost all of these accidents can be avoided with a small traction rope. 

Need to do a physical examination for the dog, and carry out the deworming in and out of the body:


Although adopting a stray dog is a good thing for self-interest, but the premise is to protect our own health and family hygiene. The living environment of stray dogs outside is generally harsh, so it is inevitable that there may be problems such as parasites and hidden diseases. Physical examination and deworming are necessary. Moreover, it is difficult for dogs to survive when they are stray, they almost eat whatever they have, so they are prone to problems of malnutrition and lack of trace elements. A comprehensive physical examination can basically clarify these situations so that the owner can be more aware of future feeding methods, if there is no dog before, then it is even more necessary. 


Don't force stray dogs to be close to people:

Many people are full of enthusiasm for raising a dog for the first time, and they can't wait to communicate with dogs. In fact, it is understandable from a human point of view. After all, we have adopted and raised them, and we have to spend money to buy things for them, and we have to spend time walking them, so from a human perspective, dogs seem to be "as they should" to give us in return. 


But for a stray dog, it has no way to understand the things that humans pay. And the experience of stray dogs will make some dogs wary of people, so owners who adopt stray dogs need more patience. Give the dogs a safe, independent corner, and let them gradually get acquainted with the new environment. As long as the owner treats them sincerely, the dog will definitely get closer to the owner. 


Regarding the adoption of a stray dog, some friends may have encountered a rescue station with cumbersome procedures or a situation where a deposit is required. Finally, let’s talk about it briefly. 

In the eyes of ordinary people, it is difficult to understand various complicated procedures, a lot of information to be filled in, and the collection of deposits (regular return). It seems to be embarrassing for people who want to adopt a pet, but if you learn more about stray animals, you will know that these seemingly unreasonable procedures are also the last resort. 


1. First of all, because the probability of second abandonment is really high, keeping a dog is not suitable for everyone. Some people may really adopt a dog or cat on a whim because of kindness. As a result, after a few days of raising, I found that it was too troublesome to raise, and some stray dogs inevitably have difficult relatives, timidity, or some bad habits. This raising difficulty is even higher. Therefore, if the adoption threshold is not set higher, the proportion of second abandonment will be very high, which will not only cause more psychological harm to the dog but also cause the problem of stray animals to become more and more serious. 


2. The second is to avoid some people with dog abuse or other purposes posing as adopters. Few species are more complicated than ours.


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