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Ignoring Appearances When You’re Adopting Your Dog

Adopting a dog can be an exciting and joyous process. It gives you the chance to welcome a furry friend into your home. We wanted to talk about why ignoring appearances when you’re adopting your dog is important.

Many people choose to adopt because they want to make a difference in an animal’s life. They want to give them a second chance to join a happy family and improve their situation.

Of course, though, it can be all too easy to be drawn into looking for a dog to adopt that meets your ideal appearance, rather than simply choosing an animal because you want to show them love.

To help you out with this, this article will be exploring some of the elements that can make a less attractive dog far more appealing.

Ignoring Appearances When You’re Adopting Your Dog

Medical Issues

Many prospective dog owners will see an animal that they view as ugly and reject the idea of adopting them right away.

Of course, this is natural and isn’t something to be ashamed of; everyone wants their pets to look good.

Many of the issues that make a dog look less attractive are purely medical and can be fixed quite easily.

A great example of this comes in the form of dog underbite treatments.

Underbites can drastically change an animal’s appearance.

This is something that can be overcome with simple dental procedures that will also improve the animal’s life.

Small dog with underbite

No Impact On Their Personality

It can be all too easy to assume things when you see an animal that isn’t as attractive as others.

Just like with other humans, your brain can trick you into thinking that a dog will be aggressive because of its less-than-perfect exterior.

Of course, though, the reality of this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Dogs that have been through turmoil can end up being incredibly loving. Their appearance has absolutely no bearing on their personality.

It can be hard to ignore an animal’s appearance when you want to adopt them. However, it will be worth thinking about the fun you can have regardless of the way they look.

Sad scruffy dog laying on a couch

Choosing A Scruffy Dog

There are a lot of good reasons to choose an animal that doesn’t look as good when you are adopting.

To start, they may have medical issues that need to be resolved. This is something that you can help with.

Alongside this, they are less likely to be adopted by other people. This makes their future less certain and makes it hard for them to live a happy life.

Of course, you don’t have to pick a dog that you don’t like.

It just makes sense to spend time with the animals you are considering adopting.

This will ensure you don’t miss out on the perfect animal because they don’t look good.

Woman laying on couch with book and small dog on her legs

Choosing a dog can be a fun process. However, many people end up picking an animal purely because of the way they look.

This isn’t worth it. You need to make sure that you pick your animal based on the way that they interact with you.

Anne Perry

Sunday 4th of February 2024

To me, the less attractive dog is appealing.

Dorothy Boucher

Friday 22nd of October 2021

It makes sense to me that if you are going to adopt, one should spend a bit of time before and more after . @tisonlyme143

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