By Laura Benko
Reprinted courtesy of The Holistic Dog: Inside The Canine Mind, Body, Spirit, Space by permission from Skyhorse/Helios
Pet Lifestyles asked Laura Benko, author of The Holistic Dog, to help us understand what to consider before bringing home a rescue dog. Founder of The Holistic Home Company, her progressive lifestyle approach invites us to consider every aspect of living naturally with our pets.
A few relevant considerations to keep in mind before adopting a dog from author of The Holistic Dog Laura Benko:
· Always ask how the dog ended up in the shelter.
· Does he or she have any special needs?
· Does the dog get along with other dogs?
· Does the dog get along with other pets?
· Is the dog housebroken?
· Does the dog get along with children?
· Ask to take the dog for a walk. It’s a good way of getting to know their demeanor and if they need more training.
AN INVITATION FROM PET LIFESTYLES
We’re sharing some of the cutest pups available from shelters in the New York area. Take a look and think about bringing one home to love and cherish. Remember rescue don’t buy! And don’t forget to join us on July 14th for Broadway Barks in Shubert Alley.
For more about this annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event, broadwaycares.org/category/post-event/broadway-barks/
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The Holistic Dog: Inside The Canine Mind, Body, Spirit, Space by Laura Benko delves into into dogs’ worlds holistically through their mind, body, spirit, and space, delivering a thorough understanding of our canine friends. From pug to greyhound, purebred to winning mix, these dogs jump off the pages of The Holistic Dog and into our laps, warming our hearts with their charming stories by Benko and photographs by Susan Fisher Plotner, inviting us into their spaces, and introducing us to the trajectory of holistic pet care.