Our work here at Dogs 4 Rescue mostly involves supporting dogs who have already suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment. But it wouldn’t be right for us not to address some of the key causes of the crisis in rescue we have currently here in the UK – and campaign for preventative change.
I wrote this blog after being asked once again whether we have a specific breed here at the rescue up for adoption. The unfortunate truth is that pedigree breeds are still favoured over mongrels. This is problematic for the dogs themselves and their owners – but it also contributes to the overwhelming number of rescues we see filled to the brim, putting out desperate pleas to help loving dogs who have been condemned to death row.
Even if you don’t feel you are selecting a breed based on looks and whether you choose to buy or rescue, being selective over the breed you would like often isn’t as ‘safe and sound’ a strategy as you’d like. [Read more…]