A Male Chocolate Lab presently Adopted
Commitment is a huge concern when determining whether or not to welcome a dog into the family. If you bring a pup or young dog into your home, you are facing a 10 to 15-year obligation. Equally important is ensuring that you are able to take care of your dog’s routine medical needs in addition to any unexpected medical emergencies. Rescues seem to be inundated with dogs – both owner surrenders and the ever-growing number of “strays” -- with broken legs, kidney stones, allergies, and other medical problems. Rotten teeth and painful ear infections are a weekly occurrence. A dog does not come with a lifetime warranty; much as some would like to think that “love” is all it takes, the harsh reality is that having a dog costs money. It is not acceptable or humane to leave a dog in pain. Animatch and other rescues are well aware that we are always appealing to other dog lovers and supporters for money that is desperately needed to help these dogs. What would be the alternative for many of them? Dogs depend on humans so before adopting a dog, please ensure that you have the resources for routine visits to the Vet and an emergency fund for unforeseen problems. Yearly visits to the Vet help as well in avoiding certain conditions before they become chronic (aka expensive)
Animatch has come to the aid of a multitude of dogs requiring emergency surgeries or medical care for various conditions. However, at this point we are going to have to take a second look at those that we can help. As most regular followers are aware, Animatch is facing an “emergency” of its own – finding a new location and then constructing another Centre. It will take a while after this move to get back on our feet; in the meantime, we are urging people to be responsible – your dog is a family member.
Whiskey is a 1.5-year-old Chocolate Lab who was an unclaimed stray. As a result of an injury, he required emergency surgery on his hind leg. After the operation, he had a three-week stay at the Vet in order that he could be kept quiet and monitored. Another surgery may be in his future but that will be determined at a later date. Whisky may never be an Agility Champion but he will definitely be able to enjoy life. In the meantime, he would be quite content to recuperate in his very own home. Fill in the Adoption Form if you would like to adopt Whisky.
“The only touch an animal should feel is one of kindness” -- http://animatch.ca/blog/farewell-to-the-animatch-centre
More Details About Whisky
- Status: Adopted
- Breed: Chocolate Lab
- Size: Large (60 lbs.)
- Age: 1.5 years
- Gender: Male
- Grooming: Low
- Energy: High
- Children: 10 and over
- Cat friendly: tbc
- Dog friendly: Yes
Am I ready for a dog?
Adopting a dog is a life-changing event--or should be. A dog needs lots of time and attention and you've got to be there every day to give it. So, BEFORE filling out the Animatch adoption form, find out whether you're ready for a dog, or would be happier with a goldfish instead: Fill this great questionnaire now to find out if you are ready for a dog.