You’ve been in love with the St. Bernard since watching the movie Beethoven when you were six. You’ve been biding your time and waiting for one to become available for adoption. You keep waiting, passing over several available dogs because they aren’t Beethoven. No. It must be a St. Bernard. You need the perfect dog.
I’ll let you in on a little secret though, the perfect dog for you may not be a St. Bernard. It could very well have been one of the other dogs you’ve overlooked while waiting. It’s easy to get a certain breed of dog stuck in your head. We all wanted a dalmatian puppy after watching 101 Dalmatians. Most of us did not get dalmatians.
There are countless dogs waiting for forever homes. If you are looking to adopt a dog, seek out your local shelters and go meet some of them. You may not find your perfect St. Bernard, but you’ll be surprised at how quickly the perfect dog finds you.
You’ll fall in love and spend every waking second thanking your lucky stars you decided to take the leap instead of waiting for a breeder. Your new dog will thank its lucky stars you decided not to wait. Everyone wins!
So, please, don’t wait for the perfect dog.