We may not know exactly what breed combination our rescue is, but it is without a doubt that they’ve got plenty of love to give. A rescue is a reference to any dog that was not purchased from a breeder but rather adopted from an often dire living situation. People will often perform DNA testing on their dogs to see what type of breed they may be and what potential characteristics they may have. The last thing any of us dog lovers would want to see is a dog without a home, so rescues are a great option if you decide to add a four-legged friend to your family!
When a dog is purebred, you can generally know which characteristics to expect or not expect. With a rescue, you somehow just know when they are the right one for you, and you learn and adjust to the way they behave. Like any other dog, rescues will behave in the manner they were raised. If the dog is raised in a loving home with plenty of socialization, odds are they will enjoy the company of people and will be as friendly as they come.
Given that these pups can be a mix of any two dogs, their gene pool is far broader than a purebred resulting in them being healthier. While their traits can vary widely, it is usually possible to see how big the dog will grow by looking at its paws as a puppy. If you see a dog that has paws that are far too big for its body as a puppy, there is a high chance that it will be above average in size.
Today, dogs have become more common in homes than ever before. While it is convenient and sometimes necessary for people to know which breed characteristics to expect before bringing a dog home, there is nothing more awesome than giving a pup a second chance. One thing that you can be sure of when rescuing a dog is that they will be your new best friend from the day you bring them home!