There are various situations to consider before adopting a life long friend. It can happen to the best of us. You see a gorgeous Labrador mix whose tail seems to be wagging just for you or maybe it is the fluffy pony begging for treats at the gate. You take one look, and the next thing you know, you're wandering down the aisles at the local farm supply store.
If you're like most of us, falling in love with a critter is easy. And no wonder! Adding a horse or donkey to your pasture or sharing your home with a friend can be one of life's greatest joys. Dogs, cats, and other pets give us unconditional loyalty and acceptance, provide constant companionship, and even help relieve stress after a hard day's work.
Sure, it's a long list of questions. But a quick stroll through a horse or other animal rescue will help you understand why answering them before you adopt is so important.
Many of the rescue's homeless animals are those that have been misunderstood or victims of irresponsible people who did not make them a priority. But there are even more horses and small critters at the rescue who were obtained by people who didn't think through the responsibilities of ownership before they got the animal.
Please, don't make the same mistake. Think before you adopt. Sharing your life with a companion animal can bring incredible rewards, but only if you're willing to make the necessary commitments of time, money, responsibility, and love-for the life of the animal
If you're ready to adopt a companion for life, please click the links above at the top of the page to see a sample of our many wonderful animals available for adoption at the Whiskey Ridge Rescue.
If someone tugs at your heart and you would like to meet him or her, please fill out an Adoption Application.