The past few weeks I have and several people ask me my thoughts about rescue dogs and about shelters in general. The questions have varied from where a good shelter is located to my thoughts on mix breeds vs. purebred’s.
I will always be a supporter of rescue dogs. Riley is a rescue dog and she was the best fit for me. I also prefer getting a mixed breed rather than a purebred. I have found that they have less health issues and usually are smarter. Now, this is my own opinion after being around so many mixed breed and purebreds. Also, by adopting a pup, you are giving it a second chance to a good life. I am in no way bashing purebreds but I do feel that if you are going to buy a purebred from a breeder, do as much research on that breeder as possible to avoid inbreeding.
Originally, I am from Salem, MA. Which is the home of the Northeast Animal Shelter. I am a big fan of this shelter not only because its in my hometown but because of the attention and care they give their four legged friends. They have been around for a while but they just recently built a new facility. They always have a wide variety of breeds and they get puppies in regularly. So no matter if you are looking for and adult dog, or you would prefer to start fresh with a little pup, this shelter may just have your new family member.
Northeast Animal Shelter
347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 6pm