Some psychologists and behaviorists argue that abandoned dogs suffer just as much as unwanted children. Left on the street or in a shelter they experience tremendous stress.
Often they fall into a dog depression. They feel discouraged, they’re slow to having fun, have a lack of appetite and zest for life. People abandon quadrupeds, because they think that pets will behave exactly how they want them to. They believe that they will perfect companions without any problems, who will allows behave well on walks.
They will not bark, get sick or cause problems. Reality shows us otherwise. You have to take care of these creations, go with them to the vet, take them out for walks and dedicate time to them, but of course leaving time for fun. For some this is definitely too much work so without thinking they try to get rid of their problems. The most terrible thing is that sometimes these people will buy another animal later on and treat them the same way.
On the next page you can read about a dog who greeted customers at a certain gas station by joyfully wagging his tail. His story is very sad, but it has a positive ending.