While they are anything but difficult, the Schipperke is a high energy dog that requires an owner that is just as active as they are. It is not uncommon for individuals to suddenly discover that the dog they have chosen is not a good match after all. Sometimes the unfortunate situation occurs when an individual can no longer keep their Schipperke due to a move, an illness or a changing residence policy for pets. Whatever the reason, it can be extremely heartbreaking for the owner who has to find their Schipperke a new home. This is why many insist on choosing the best alternative they can possibly find.
Many opt to post an ad in the newspaper and wait to see who responds. However, unless the owner takes the dog to the new home, there is no telling if the Schipperke will be in a safe and secure environment. When advertising in the newspaper, it is always a good idea to ask a little bit about background of the person who is interested in the dog and make sure that the new setting will be appropriate. The stress of adjusting to a new home can be difficult enough for some dogs; being made to do so in a home that is wholly different from what they are used to can make it even harder. The last thing the Schipperke needs is to be displaced all over again.
There are some online sites available for the purpose of offering or locating a specific breed of dog. With these sites, one can not only list their Schipperke but also post pictures and offer nicely detailed descriptions. These listings can be seen from coast to coast or anywhere in the world. At the same time, it is unlikely one will be able to visit the home or verify the information of the interested parties. Sometimes sites will offer forums and message boards where members can openly communicate with each other and offer information for finding the best home for a Schipperke.
As many have discovered for themselves, the best option for finding a Schipperke a good home is with a Schipperke rescue. A Schipperke rescue not only specializes in the distinct breed, they ensure that each dog is healthy and up to date on its shots. They may or may not offer neutering and spaying and any party interested in obtaining a Schipperke must first fill out an application. The application will often require a background check, not to mention a home visit in order to ensure the dog will be in a good environment. Schipperke rescues care very much about the breed and take no chances when it comes to finding just the right home for each dog.