There is no better joy in the world than to have a dog around.
It’s the best companionship a man can ever have. In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog. Dogs may not live as long as us, but they make moments that last for a lifetime, and even beyond. Nobody can fulfill your life better than a dog. When you were a kid, they followed you wherever you went. When you cycled, they ran behind. They waited all day for you to come back from work just to get those loving pats from you. They have little puppies now. It’s time you bring them home and give them the same love. Dogs are not objects that you buy for your entertainment, they are friends you make. Money can buy a dog but not the wag of its tail.
Adopt a stray that actually needs shelter and it would love you like no one else in the world.
It doesn’t matter how dogs look. It’s the heart that counts not the fur. If you’ve ever loved a dog, you’d know how insensitive it is to objectify them into status symbols. A stray dog would love you as much as a fancy Husky or a St. Bernard would, probably even more. You don’t want to bring home a foreign breed that’s ill-suited for the Indian climate. There is nothing worse than making a dog suffer. Why not adopt an indie instead who belongs here and is easier to take care of? Strays have been living in the harshest weather conditions since forever. Not only are they stronger than most bred pups, they’re much more immune to contracting diseases than those ‘so called’ handsome breeds you see on the internet They are out on the roads, with no certainty of the next moment. A car may run over them and nobody would know. How can you sleep peacefully inside your air conditioned houses knowing there are hungry, homeless strays outside, seeking for shelter?
By choosing to adopt a homeless dog, you’re taking a stand against cruelty to animals by money-minting breeders.
It is time for you to step up and put a stop to overpopulation of dogs. We all have that one neighborhood aunty who takes care of all the dogs in the locality. But, there is only so much she can do. Share the responsibility, for there are many who would say they wish they could help but only a few who would actually do something about it. You set an example for everyone, not just the dog lovers. You’re helping remove the stigma attached to a dog being a ‘stray’. This is the change we need. And if you have kids in your house, there is no better way to bring them up than giving them the company of a dog! Street dogs are not a nuisance. They belong to the locality much more than you do. You’ve been building upon what was their natural habitat, rendering them homeless. You owe it to them. What can be better than providing shelter to a homeless? You’re saving a life and filling in a big void in yours. It is something you’d be proud of for the rest of your life.
By adopting a stray dog you are not only saving a dog’s life but also saving your life too. As per World Health Organisation (WHO) report India as the having highest rate of human mortality due to the deadly disease Rabies which is transmitted from a rabies affected dog to human. By adopting a dog you are eliminating strays means you also helping to eliminate rabies which ultimately saving our life.