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Adopted Dogs Being Returned

As we navigate life during the time of the Corona virus so many things are out of the ordinary and unexpected. One of these unexpected issues is that of dog adoptions, or unadoptions as the case may be.

When everyone started going into quarantine and people started staying home from work, working from home, or getting laid off, there was an increase in pet adoptions. This makes sense. People are home and want something to do. Why not get a dog? They are fun to play with, and it will give you something to focus your attention instead of being focused on Netflix and boredom. This lead to a surge of adoptions. How wonderful that all these dogs were finding a new home!

Now for the bad part. As New Mexico opens back up and the world starts returning to business as usual a lot of people are wanting to return their dogs, or un-adopt them. Whether it was because they discovered they did not like having a dog, or now that they are back to work they don’t think they have time, they don’t think they can afford them, who knows what all the reasons are. But we do know that a lot of people are wanting to give back their dogs.

This means there is also an increase in animal abandonment. If you are financially concerned about pet ownership, contact our Los Lunas clinic and ask us for resources that can help you get food for your pet and ask about programs for veterinary services. We offer a lot of great veterinary service discounts on our website as well to help you save some money on your veterinary care. If you have decided that you just can’t keep your dog, please do not abandon them. Contact the shelter to see if they can take them. Try to rehome them before just turning your back on them. We have a good article on rehoming your pet you can read to help you learn how to do it.

Pets are part of our family. Please take care of them. If you are thinking about adding a dog to your family, now is a great time to give an unwanted dog a new home.

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The information provided on this website is written by Vetco staff. All information is meant to be informational and is not meant as veterinary advice. If you have a health question regarding your pet, their treatment or anything concerning their veterinary care, please call Vetco to consult with a veterinarian.