When it comes to animal shelters and dogs in particular there are many myths and misconceptions that are prevalent in our communities. Read on for more about what some of these common myths are.
Shelters only have mixed breeds- There is a misconception that shelters only have mixed breed dogs available for adoption, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, Found Animals estimates that about 25% of all dogs in the shelter are pure breed. Recently at the shelter I works for we’ve seen a lot of purebred huskies and shepherds come through our doors.
There are no young dogs or puppies in shelters- This myth couldn’t be further from the truth since shelters are often responsible for taking in litters of abandoned puppies when they are found as strays or brought in by a family who’s unspayed dog had an accidental litter. Puppies are usually sent to foster homes and oftentimes adoption staff already have a waiting list of families eager to adopt a puppy, so if you are interested contact your local shelter and let them know what you are looking for.