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We are interested in adopting 2 dogs (2 because we both work full time and
don't feel it's fair to leave 1 alone all day). We're looking for guidance
and recommendations for: (1) a vet located in/near Alameda, (2) agencies
through whom you may have adopted/rescued a dog, and (3)
green/health/ecologically appropriate supply sources. Plus anything we
haven't thought of yet.
I don't have any vet recommendations but as far as adoption, there are plenty of good
rescue groups around here. www.petfinder.com is a great way to locate rescue groups
(and even dogs available through those groups). Some advice on the adoption - make
sure the group is willing to help you in the transition process (available for
questions, etc.). If you are looking for two dogs I would suggest getting littermates
or some other pair that is already together because transition for one dog to a new
home can be challenging and to have two that don't know each other can be really
stressful for the dogs and people, if not disasterous. If it's not possible to find
two that are together already, you may want to get one and then wait a while before
getting another. And whether you get one dog or two, expect that there will be a
transition. As a dog rescue volunteer for many years I found that many people were not
prepared for that part (and consequently dogs are returned). I would h!
ighly suggest planning on training for the dog(s) and making sure you provide a home
with very clear and consistent rules (and of course lots of love!) to make that
transition easier. I don't know of any natural pet stores near ALameda but Alpha Pet
in Albany is amazing, natural-oriented and staff is really knowledgeable. As far as
supplies, the rescue group should be able to help you with what that particular dog
likes and/or needs. They may suggest getting a crate for sleeping/human absences but
again, not all dogs need/want it - depends on teh dog. Good luck!
thanks for supporting dog rescue!
We fostered several dogs and then adopted one from Smiley Dog Rescue
(smileydogrescue.org). They are a really great group, and because the rescued dogs are
fostered in people's homes while they are waiting to be adopted, you can talk to the
fostering families at the adoption events and really get a better sense of the dog's
personality and temperment. I think this really helps ensure a good match.
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