I firmly believe in the adoption of dogs from shelters. To be quite honest, I don’t have a favorite breed of dog; I have numerous mixed-breed rescue dogs. Since I know that some individuals do, I changed my project’s focus to purebred dog adoption, and what I learned there was concerning, to put it mildly.

Although uncontrolled breeding often results in mixed-breed dogs being unwanted and turned into shelters, their lack of intrinsic market value puts them at a disadvantage when adopters desire a particular breed and at a distinct advantage because they cannot be traded like commodities. 

The previously unwanted pedigree dogs I photographed for Dogs Unleashed needed to be rehomed for three main reasons, I found out during the process: breeders weren’t aware of the requirements specific to the breed, the dogs weren’t making money for the breed, and puppy mill breeders were closing or offloading their pups.

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#1 Akela is not wanted by her owners.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

It’s important to start by learning as much as you can about the dog breed you want to buy. One of my models, Leila the Bluetick coonhound, is currently living in her seventh and last home. Similar to German shorthaired pointers, coonhounds need a lot of mental and physical stimulation due to their high level of activity. Leila had been adopted by someone ignorant of the breed, which meant that she had climbed walls, escaped several times, and gotten trapped in snares while out and about. Her wild (and perfectly normal) conduct led to her being turned in several times. This is a typical problem for engaged,

#2 Milo: Taken From A House of Abuse.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#3 Leo was discovered as a stray wandering the streets of Johannesburg.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

In addition to choosing the best breed for you and your family, it is crucial to choose the correct breeder. Not every breeder cares about the best interests of their dogs; many are driven only by the prospect of selling puppies and have no thought whatsoever for the well-being of the dogs they are breeding.
After their breeders could no longer afford to keep them, Brooklyn Stella the bulldog, Queenie the Chihuahua, and Lisa the schnauzer were all placed for adoption. The breeder of Brooklyn attempted to sell her on Facebook, while Queenie and Lisa lived their whole lives raising puppies in a backyard cage. It is their first encounter with family, having been adopted when they were seniors. Purchasing pups from breeders such as these frequently amounts to unintentional financial assistance.

#4 Riley was abandoned at a rental property and left on her own.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#5 Gunther was passed from place to place by people who couldn’t handle him, even though he was now in his fourth and final home.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

Kennel Club registration has little bearing on the welfare requirements of a pedigree dog breeder, thus research is crucial.
I will always urge you to adopt your favorite breed of dog. I am a supporter of the “adopt, don’t shop” philosophy. You may find out that your favorite breed has a rescue group and that they occasionally have pups available by doing a fast search on Facebook or Google. 

#6 After her breeder died away, Callie was placed in a new home.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#7 Jesse was adopted from a rescue Weimaraner after her owners could not pay for her veterinary care due to a broken leg.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

There are several reputable breeders to select from if you have your heart set on a certain puppy breed; here’s how to discover one:
– It’s quite likely that a waitlist will be added to you:
-Seeing the mother and pups at their house won’t be a problem.
-You can pick up your puppy from them after they are 8 weeks old, however, 10 to 12 weeks is better.
– You will be required to sign a contract with the breeder, which will state that your dog will be sterile, that you will not be allowed to breed with your puppy, and that you will return your puppy to them if you are unable to care for it. 

– Your veterinarian will be asked for references.
– Documentation proving that the pup’s parents underwent tests for genetic issues unique to the breed will be provided.
– A wide range of dog breeds won’t be available for purchase.

#8 Twig: Her parents left her behind when they immigrated.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#9 Chucky: He was given up by his original owners because they couldn’t handle his excessive energy.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

I hope that this effort inspires dog lovers like us to make more ethical and knowledgeable decisions that will preserve animal welfare.
My website and Instagram are linked at the top of the page, where you can view additional photos and read about the individual dogs’ stories. I shot 68 dogs for my Dogs Unleashed series, and all of them are now content in their forever homes! 

#10 Bonnie escaped from a backyard breeder and was found walking the streets.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#11 Nova: Given up to a shelter as her breeder could not sell her due to her birth deafness.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#12 Lisa: A lovable automaton until she was too.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#13 Zapa: Turned Over To A Shelter Without Justification.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#14 Luca: Her owners couldn’t handle her, so they gave her up.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#15 Queenie, the eight-year-old puppy mill machine, was housed in a cage.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#16 Puppies From An Unwanted Litter: Bonsai.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#17 Tyson – Unwanted Due to His Excessive Energy.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#18 Eddie: Adopted because his own family was unable to control his rambunctious ways.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#19 Hunter gave up because the other dog kept attacking him.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#20 Maddy was rehomed after her breeder decided she was no longer required.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#21 Nova: Given up by his owner since she was unable to take care of him.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#22 After Brooklyn Stella’s breeder decided she was no longer required, she was sold on Facebook.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#23 Enzo: When his parents left the country, they left him behind.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#24 Leila, at her seventh house (for her story, please read the article).

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#25 Stoffel is not wanted by his owners.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

#26 Luca: Taken To A Refuge After Pursuing The.

26 Purebred Rescue Dog Photos: A Heartwarming Reminder of Adoption Success

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