But sometimes in life, things happen that interrupts and changes the course of peoples lives and sometimes this means having to part ways with their pets. Sometimes it's a change in jobs or homes, or a person's death. These dogs have had their lives interrupted by unexpected circumstances. They need someone to take them in and lovingly give them a new home and a new life.
Adoption dogs are almost always neutered or spayed, as a condition of adoption. This is a good thing, if you are not planning on breeding. If you want to breed, don't adopt.
Adoption dogs always have their shots up to date, have been wormed, and have had an exam by a qualified veterinarian. If there are any health problems, now or anticipated, the agency will tell you.
Adoption Agencies will try their best to match the right dog, with the right owner. That is very important for the owner and dog too, for a successful adoption.
Adoption agencies (mostly) are made up of volunteers who do the job out of love for these dogs. They have their best interests at heart.
Most agencies have ways and means to get the dog to you, or at least help, if you are in another state for instance. There are even people standing by, ready to help in getting the dog to a new home. They do everything they can to adopt out all adoptable animals.
Adopted dogs are usually very grateful, loving and devoted once you have taken one in.
Below is a picture of my new friend, and friend to Gordon Setters everywhere, Jan Ryckman and her newly adopted Gordon Setter, "Freddie" Is that little guy handsome, or what?! And Jan looks pretty happy to have Freddie join her family.
|Freddie with his new house mate, Molly.|
This is not the first Gordon Setter that Jan has adopted and she has vowed to be there when another one needs her. Thanks Jan. (:
There are quite a few Gordon Setter Adoption Agencies around the country, but not one in every state. I am including links below for a few of them, if you are interested. The Gordon Setter Club of America's website is really cool. You can actually see a picture of the dogs up for adoption and a detailed description.
If you ❤Love Gordon Setters, and have a big back yard that is fenced and empty, like to bird hunt, or not, have kids, or not, and have energy for playing fetch, I encourage you to adopt one of these magnificent creatures known for their beauty, brains, and bird sense.
Adoption Agencies Links
Gordon Setter Club of America
NODROG Michigan Rescue
High Plains Gordon Setter Club Rescue
Columbia River Gordon Setter Club
Click HERE for an extensive list at GSCA
that includes the South and East.