We shouldn’t be the ones to tell that adopting a dog, not shopping for it is a rule to live by if you want to get a new pet. Not only you’re giving some sad soul a new life, but also eliminating business for puppy mills and unreasonable breeding, where canines usually end up mistreated or find their way to an animal shelter either way. Now, if adopting a dog, one dog, is a good deed enough, imagine taking in 45 of them!

A man named Mark Starmer ended up adopting 45 dog shelter inmates and a grey wolf, welcoming all of them to his home in British Columbia, Canada. Starmer provides the canines with everything they need for a healthy and joyful life. The man even built a 4-acre enclosure for the doggies to roam and run around, and they couldn’t be happier. Starmer says that even though it’s a lot of work, caring for the dog rescue operation is a labor of love.

And it seems that mister Starmer’s good deeds aren’t unnoticed as the ex-pet rescue inhabitants give all of their love and more. Now scroll down below; we are sure that you’ll be once more convinced about the pros of dog adoption.

(h/t: animalrescuesite)

A man named Mark Starmer ended up adopting 45 shelter dogs and a grey wolf

He welcomed all of them to his home in British Columbia, Canada

The man built a 4-acre enclosure for the doggies to roam and run around

Starmer says that even though it’s a lot of work, caring for the dogs is a labour of love

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