6. Rescue Mission
The most obvious and selfless reason to adopt a dog is because you would be saving a life. Eventually, many shelters euthanize dogs because of illness or lack of space. It’s as if shelter dogs know this—when you save one of them, the gratitude and devotion you get back is immeasurable. If you adopt a pup, you will teach your kids about animal rescue. A child will never forget the feeling of saving a dog from a cage and bringing him home to love and raise.