9 Amazing Reasons To Adopt A Shelter Dog

Shelter dogs are the Rhett Butlers of the dog world. They have been there, seen things and will make your life immeasurably better. H/T to theconfidentdog.com for all the advice!

1. Adopting a dog is cheaper than having a kid.

Adopting a dog is cheaper than having a kid.

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Also, your new friend is nice to be around when he’s a puppy and nice to be around when he’s a teenager, which probably isn’t going to happen with your kid.

2. Shelter dogs come in all shapes and sizes!

Shelter dogs come in all shapes and sizes!

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You may think you want a bred poodle, but just wait until you encounter a beautiful mutt who wants nothing more than some love and a good home.

3. No awkward humping!

No awkward humping!

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You dog will already be neutered, so your friends will be safe from a confusing “intimate” moment.

4. Everyone digs scars!

Everyone digs scars!

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Via Project Pet Inc.

It is a known and quantifiable fact that bad boys and girls tend to be 1000% awesomer than everyone else.

5. Just look at these before-and after photos …

Just look at these before-and after photos ...

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Pre- love and post-love. You will notice the difference and cry every time.

6. Adult dogs know what they want.

Adult dogs know what they want.

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Puppies are super cute, but adopting an adult dog is like having your first mature relationship. To make sure it’s not a fling, you can even foster the dog prior to adopting.

7. Your pup is essentially Spanish fly.

Your pup is essentially Spanish fly.

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If you have trouble meeting the right person, worry no more! Your new dog is there to break hearts for you, even if you don’t want to!

8. No breeder fees = more cute outfits!

No breeder fees = more cute outfits!

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Via Kathi Littwin

Not shelling out 3K for a dog with paperwork dating back to the Mayflower means more top hats and tuxedos for everyone!

9. Adventures are more adventurous!

Adventures are more adventurous!

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You are going to see and experience things in a totally new way. The best part is, your pup has probably never experienced these things either.

Congrats! You just made a friend for life!

Congrats! You just made a friend for life!

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Via Ron Schmidt

Also, you just rescued one of the 2.5 million adorable creatures who are put down in the U.S. every year. Nice work.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mccarricksean/reasons-to-adopt-a-shelter-dog

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