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Reasons to adopt a rescue dog

Sadly UK stray kennels are bursting with the amount of abandoned or unwanted dogs coming into their care every week. Many dogs are abandoned through no fault of their own, many are mistreated, abused and neglected and some are purely just lost dogs. Please cosinder these dogs when looking to give a dog a home. Euthanisation is sadly sometimes the only answer for many stray kennels. This is through no fault of the stray kennels but the fault of irresponsible pet ownership. Many stray kennels try very hard to rehome the dogs in their care. Good Life Dog Rescue purely aim to help the UK stray dogs in desperate need.


Please do not think all rescue dogs have behavioual issues, this is not the case. Unfortunately, many people think dogs that end up in rescue are all genetically and behaviourally inferior. Not true. It is not uncommon that many dogs that come into rescue care have either outlived their usefulness or their novelty with impulsive owners who considered their dog a possession rather than a friend or member of the family. It could be they simply did not really consider the time, effort and expense needed to be a dog owner. Dogs can live for 18 years, it is a life commitment and one that the owner has full responsibility for. Please consider your lifestyle and committment to a dog before adoption.


Local rescues are inundated with people wanting to rehome their dogs. Here at Good Life Dog Rescue we will assess the dog and adopt the animal only when he/she is ready and to a home that matches and is realistic about the commitment necessary to provide the dog with the best home possible. Due to the volume of unwanted dogs we continue to also move stray dogs into other larger reputable rescues who can help.


The sad fact is that help is needed. Kind hearted people are needed to consider adoption for rescue dogs. Small rescues struggle to keep going and receive no government funding or donations. Supporters and donators are needed to help smaller rescues survive in order to help dogs in need. Here at Good Life Dog Rescue we aim to be there for these animals who sadly have no voice as well as no home. Giving a rescue dog a new home not only will hopefully enhance your own life but will offer a new lease of life and transformation of life for that individual dog.

Dogs who have been uprooted from their happy homes or have not had the best start in life are more likely to bond very completely and deeply with their new people. Those who have lost their families through death, divorce or lifestyle change go through a terrible mourning process. But, once attached to a new loving family, they seem to want to please as much as possible to make sure they are never homeless again. Many rescue dogs are grateful dogs and offer unconditional love. Those dogs that are just learning about the good life and good people seem to bond even deeper. They know what a life of misery is, a life of mistreatment, or worse is all about, and they revel and blossom in a nurturing, loving environment.

Many rescue dogs make exceptionally affectionate and attentive pets and extremely loyal companions. Please contact us for any information about dogs needing homes or if you would like to understand any more about adopting a rescue dog. We are always happy to help people make the right choices when looking to open their heart and home to a rescue dog.

A picture is worth a thousand words as the cliche goes. Here is just a very small selection of our photos taken this year so far. All these dogs came into the stray kennels and have now gone on to find loving homes from Good Life Dog Rescue or from other rescues that help us to help the strays. Please contact us for more details of the work we do.
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