On the other hand, an adult dog's bladder is already fully developed. Shelter dogs are often already housetrained and Chesapeake Bay Retriever rescue groups can tell you if their adult dogs for adoption are housebroken before they go into your home. You also have the advantage of knowing that your dog is physically able to "hold it" for several hours at a stretch. In most cases, adult dogs are by far easier to housebreak than puppies. You can teach an old dog new tricks!
Dog transfers from a partner Virginia animal shelter.
To adopt an animal, you must present valid identification showing your current residence. Persons convicted of cruelty, abuse or other serious animal ordinance violations may not adopt. Chesapeake Animal Services Unit reserves the right to refuse adoptions, not in the best interest of the animal or community. You will be asked to sign an adoption contract promising to keep the animal only as a pet and to abide by the laws for the control and protection of animals. All dogs and cats must be spayed or neutered before a transfer of custody to an unless there is a medical reason prohibiting surgery prior to adoption.
Many dogs and cats will come to us in need of medical care this year
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