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Give Yourself a Quiz Before Adopting a Dog

Saturday, September 28, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Many people adopt dogs for the wrong reasons. Just because your child is insisting on a dog, doesn’t mean that you have to go out and adopt one. Dogs are family members and the new pets environment should be a healthy one. Before adopting a dog, take the following quiz.

Before adopting a dog, ask yourself the following 10 questions.

  1. What’s the best breed for our lifestyle?
  2. Will we have the time to give the dog the proper training?
  3. Will there always be someone around to walk and feed the dog?
  4. Are the children old enough to be given the responsibility of caring for a dog?
  5. We will have the time to care for the dog? Are we away too much?
  6. Who will care for the dog if we are away?
  7. Can we afford the extra expense?
  8. Is our yard large enough and secure enough for the dog to play outside?
  9. Are we home enough? Dogs get lonely and like to have people around
  10. Are we getting the dog for the right reasons? (Not just because our child wants one.)

If you find that you have one, “no” answer, re-think your decision.

Remember, your pets count!

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