Tips for Adopting the Best Shelter Dog by Victoria Stilwell

By Victoria Stilwell, Special to CNN
June 11, 2011 3:06 a.m. EDT

(CNN) — The shelter dog is often perceived as unpredictable and inferior to one that is bought from a pricey breeder or a pet store. The thought of giving a home to a dog with an unknown history also puts many people off. But while some dogs are relinquished to shelters because of problem behavior, most are surrendered because of a change in the family situation.

Shelters can be overwhelming places to visit, so give yourself time when going through the adoption process and make decisions with your head as well as your heart…

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