9 Amazing Reasons To Adopt A Shelter Dog

Shelter dogs are the Rhett Butlers of the dog world. They have been there, seen things and will make your life immeasurably better. H/T to theconfidentdog.com for all the advice!

1. Adopting a dog is cheaper than having a kid.

Also, your new friend is nice to be around when he’s a puppy and nice to be around when he’s a teenager, which probably isn’t going to happen with your kid.

2. Shelter dogs come in all shapes and sizes!

You may think you want a bred poodle, but just wait until you encounter a beautiful mutt who wants nothing more than some love and a good home.

3. No awkward humping!

You dog will already be neutered, so your friends will be safe from a confusing “intimate” moment.

4. Everyone digs scars!

Via Project Pet Inc.

It is a known and quantifiable fact that bad boys and girls tend to be 1000% awesomer than everyone else.

5. Just look at these before-and after photos …

Pre- love and post-love. You will notice the difference and cry every time.

6. Adult dogs know what they want.

Puppies are super cute, but adopting an adult dog is like having your first mature relationship. To make sure it’s not a fling, you can even foster the dog prior to adopting.

7. Your pup is essentially Spanish fly.

If you have trouble meeting the right person, worry no more! Your new dog is there to break hearts for you, even if you don’t want to!

8. No breeder fees = more cute outfits!

Via Kathi Littwin

Not shelling out 3K for a dog with paperwork dating back to the Mayflower means more top hats and tuxedos for everyone!

9. Adventures are more adventurous!

You are going to see and experience things in a totally new way. The best part is, your pup has probably never experienced these things either.

Congrats! You just made a friend for life!

Via Ron Schmidt

Also, you just rescued one of the 2.5 million adorable creatures who are put down in the U.S. every year. Nice work.

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