Now, I’m definitely not going to sugarcoat this one. Everyone knows love comes at a price, maybe not a monetary price but a physical, emotional, all encompassing price. However, you can give love for free and I was lucky enough to find my little love and not pay a penny.
The time had come when I was financially stable enough and eager to take on the responsibility of getting a dog. I decided I wanted to get a dog from a shelter. I did the research and started to “shop around” online for pups in shelters in my area, mainly using Petfinder.com.
I called and made my appointment. The following morning I heard a little tiny whimper come from my roommates bedroom, which I dismissed as nothing since she has two dogs. Much to my surprise, there was a little tiny puppy with her. She was so small. My roommate explained a client of hers got her from a family whose dog had puppies and was giving them away but unfortunately the client could not take care of the pup either. She volunteered to take her home and find a home for her since there was usually someone in the house and we already had dogs but she too could not afford another dog.
How could I not keep her? Seriously, look at her! At 2 pounds and barely six weeks how could I not? So I did. Just like that, for free, she was all mine.
The companionship from a a dog is so fulfilling and who would’ve thought, she was free!
I recognize not everyone can be as lucky as me but if you are considering a dog, please consider a rescue. Rehoming fees are usually less than you would pay for shots and to have them fixed, and they are exponentially less than paying a breeder for some designer dog. You can get more information from the humane society in your area.
Now that you’re saving money elsewhere why not give some free love?