LET'S GO HOME
K-9 ANGELS APPEAL TO THE UK, 'ALWAYS OPT TO ADOPT'
K 9 Angels ask the UK public to ‘Adopt, Don’t Shop”, sharing the message with a stunning new video release of their single which will raise money for stray, abused & abandoned dogs.
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The K-9 Angels have relaunched their stunningly thought-provoking song, ‘Let’s Go Home’ This brand new music video features just a few of the many rescued and abandoned dogs the K-9 Angels charity have helped to save and rehome.
Featuring in the music video campaign is K-9 Angels' very own Patron Sue Barker OBE, who gave a forever home to a K-9 Angels' rescue dog Batty/Baiatu. Batty was an amazing example of how rescue dogs can make the most wonderful pets!
Also featuring is Eamonn Holmes, the winner of Best Breakfast TV Presenter Ever Award, together with his rescue dog Maggie presenting his 'adopt don’t shop' message.
Passionate animal lover and fitness guru Angie Best lends her voice as well to this very important message, and gives her support to the campaign.
Once again January and February come round and so too does the influx of unwanted dogs - and puppies in particular - as the country continues to witness the fallout of the puppy trade.
Many of these puppies are brought off unregulated websites as Christmas presents and end up in homes where the owner is unprepared and unable to take proper care of them. They have often been taken away from their mothers far too young and sold by puppy mill owners or back street breeders with absolutely no regard for their welfare.
Once Christmas is over and people return to work, many of these dogs and puppies are surrendered to rescue centres, sold on unregulated internet sites, or simply abandoned.
This beautiful song is written & performed by K-9 Angels' co-founder Pola Pospieszalska, who wrote the song about her rescue dog Annabel. (Both pictured here)
Adopt don’t shop
Many puppies originate from puppy farms or commercial dog breeding facilities that focus on increasing profit with little regard for the health and welfare of the animals. The dogs are forced to breed as often as possible and are kept in cruel and dirty conditions. By choosing to adopt from a reputable rescue centre you are avoiding these organisations and supporting animal welfare in the process, as well as caring for a dog that already needs support instead of bringing another puppy into the world.
We would ask you to look online to find your nearest rescue centre; they are currently bursting at the seams with dogs looking for their forever homes. Before adopting you will be required to undergo a home check as part of the adoption process, complete an adoption contract and pay an adoption donation. However, when you adopt from a rescue, the dog will have undergone a medical and behavioural assessment, it will be already spayed or neutered (subject to age) and will be up to date with its vaccinations as well as being microchipped. The rescue should also provide guidance and support once you have taken your new dog home.
By adopting from a rescue centre you are giving a dog another chance at life, some have had terrible pasts and have been abused, abandoned or left to fend for themselves on the streets. You are giving a dog a loving, happy, safe home where they can learn to be a dog again.
Training your dog
When your rescue dog first joins your family you may sometimes go through what is referred to as the “honeymoon period”, where for the first few weeks your dog will gradually gain more confidence, after which time their true personality and behavioural traits will emerge, not all of which are welcome! It can take about six months for a dog to fully settle into a new home, sometimes longer, and every dog should be given the time and space they need to adapt to life within a home.
Having a rescue dog or puppy can sometimes be challenging but it is extremely rewarding. The bond you have with a rescue dog is very special. Many dogs end up in rescue centres through no fault of their own, some have already been in a home environment but every home presents a new set of challenges as the dog tries to understand the world around them. Time, patience and consistency are the key to developing a happy relationship with your dog.
Never feel afraid to ask for advice or help with your rescue dog or puppy, many rescue centres have their own behaviourist who you can speak to, or you can look online or ask at your local vets for details of a recommended local professional dog trainer.
Training classes are a wonderful way to develop your training skills and allow your dog to socialise with other dogs, or perhaps you could have some private one on one training sessions with a professional dog trainer in your own home. Perseverance, persistence and consistency are key aspects to training your dog or puppy and having a happy life together.
Supporting dogs in need
Not everyone is in a position to be able to offer an unwanted dog a home; but you can always help your local rescue centre by donating any unwanted blankets or towels, being a volunteer dog walker, offering to home check using their guidelines, sharing their adoption requests and fundraising in many different ways.
Even the smallest regular donation or one off donation to a dog charity will make an enormous difference. For just £2 a week you can donate to the K9 Angels winter food appeal, this will help the many dogs in Romania in surviving the -20 degree winters. See our current appeals HERE and donate HERE: REF: WINTER FOOD
Please think carefully about giving a dog a home, this should be a FOREVER home for the LIFETIME of the dog!
If you decide to get a dog, please consider adopting a dog from a rescue centre, santuary or shelter, those are the ones in need!
Adopt don’t shop!
Special thanks go to Nutriment for sponsoring our music video