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Adopting A Dog In Colombia

A New Member?

Let’s say he brings us a lot of joy and does a good job when it comes to work-life balance. Coco is the new member we were talking about, an around 6 years old former stray dog.

We thought there surely be some dog-lovers that just want to hear Coco’s adoption story and other’s that are actually considering adopting themselves.

Let me tell you something, Medellin is one of the dog-friendliest cities I have ever been to. There are many pet-friendly restaurants. In case they don’t allow dogs indoor they are usually okay when you take an outdoor seat.

Adopting A Dog in Medellin Colombia We did a lot of research since that’s a big deal for us. We asked on Facebook groups and googled. We found the by government-organized shelter called La Perla.

There many private organizations, but we just felt better adopting the dog from an official place, especially for the first time.

The whole story is way too long to pack it all in a newsletter. Here’s a list of some key points you might be interested in.

What You Need To Know

  • Every dog will be spayed or neutered before handing out to the new owner.
  • The whole adoption process is for free. – You will get asked a lot of questions like, what breed, what size, what energy level you prefer.
  • They might visit you in order to see how your new pet is doing.
  • It might be that the dog will come with some health issues. The shelter is way too big to take care of every dog’s special needs.
  • Breeds like Pitbulls or other strong and big breeds are often found in shelters. – Colombians usually tend to adopt puppies or small breed dogs.

Watch the full video in order to hear the whole adoption story.

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