Official State Dog of Delaware
Delaware has a new state dog: the rescue dog. The designation was made in on May 30th, 2023, and it is a fitting tribute to the thousands of dogs who are adopted from shelters and rescue organizations each year. All State Dogs & Cats
The golden retriever was the state dog of Delaware from 2016 to 2023. However, a bill was introduced in the state legislature in 2022 to designate the rescue dog as the new state dog. The bill was passed unanimously by both the House and Senate, and it was signed into law by Governor John Carney in May 2023.
Why the rescue dog?
The bill's sponsor, Senator Jack Walsh, said that he chose the rescue dog as the state dog because he wanted to raise awareness of the importance of adopting animals from shelters and rescue organizations. He also said that he wanted to honor the many dogs who have been rescued from neglect and abuse, and who have found loving homes.
The benefits of adopting a rescue dog
There are many benefits to adopting a rescue dog. Rescue dogs are often very grateful for their new homes, and they make loving and loyal companions. They also tend to be more affordable than purebred dogs, and they are often already housebroken and trained.
How to adopt a rescue dog
There are many ways to adopt a rescue dog. You can contact your local animal shelter or rescue organization, or you can search online for adoptable dogs. There are also many websites that match potential adopters with dogs who are looking for homes.
The designation of the rescue dog as Delaware's state dog is a positive step for the state. It raises awareness of the importance of adoption, and it honors the many dogs who have been rescued from neglect and abuse. If you are thinking about getting a dog, I encourage you to consider adopting a rescue dog. You will be giving a homeless animal a loving home, and you will be making a difference in the world.
If you are interested in adopting a rescue dog, please contact your local animal shelter or rescue organization. You can also search online for adoptable dogs. There are many wonderful dogs out there waiting for their forever homes.