The Difference: Rescuing vs Adopting

When I receive an application that states a person wants to rescue on of my shepherds, I want to correct them and clarify what “rescue” truly means. The opportunity to rescue the dogs has come and gone. However, the opportunity to dedicate one’s life is available. The form to apply for a shepherd it titled, “Adoption Application” not “Rescue Application”. It is important to understand the dynamic between them and the role of each party. Let’s start with the Adopter’s role and thus title. An Adopter has committed to loving the shepherd (in this case) for it’s entire life whether that should be one year or fifteen. Regardless of life’s circumstances, the adopter is promising to include the she

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