Even for all their devotion and companionship, there are times when a Bedlington Terrier turns out to be the wrong choice. Whether it is a matter of too many animals in the home or a conflict of personalities, owners can rest assured there are several options for finding their Bedlington a safe new residence. As it has been found by some, the Bedlington is not a good fit for everyone. Although this can happen with any breed of dog, it is simply a kindness to ensure a dog is matched up in a welcoming and appropriate home. It ensures a happier life for the Bedlington and can keep them in overall good health.
When dogs and owners run into problems adjusting to each other, it is usually miscommunication that is at the center of the conflict. Sometimes consulting a professional dog trainer can help an owner understand how to communicate effectively with their Bedlington. Until a problem arises, many assume that dog ownership is easy; rarely does an individual take the time to learn how a dog thinks or processes information from their owner. Learning this can make all the difference for dogs and their owners. Once the lines of communication are clear, those on the verge of getting rid of their Bedlington may change their mind completely.
There will always be situations when an owner is simply unable to care for their Bedlington due to illness or other major life change. Luckily, there are many organizations that are dedicated to taking in this specific breed and placing them in suitable homes. These rescues ensure that a Bedlington is physically and mentally healthy before allowing them to be adopted out. They are given all their shots, neutered or spayed and then socialized. It is also the perfect place for those in the market for a Bedlington to find a good match. To adopt from a rescue, prospective owners must fill out an application and, in some cases, submit to a background check.
Another option for placement is the various online sites that bring those needing a home for their Bedlington together with those looking for a Bedlington of their own. Owners can place not only a full, descriptive ad but post pictures as well. Listings can be placed according to region, state and city making it easy to find Bedlingtons nearby. However, unless an owner is very thorough, checking the background of interested parties can be rather difficult. At the same time, those looking for a Bedlington must use ordinary caution to avoid scams. Many of these sites require some type of registration to keep these incidents to a minimum. It is important to note that dogs from online listings may or may not be spayed, neutered or socialized.