My first tip is really about making sure that you are ready for the responsibility of dog parenting. And really – it’s more of an explanation than a tip. Here it is:
Adopting a dog means committing yourself to the lifelong care of a dog who has for some reason found himself homeless.”
Pets are living, breathing beings that deserve our love and attention. While our heart might say “I want a dog”, it might not be the right time for you quite yet. So here’s a few examples of questions you could ask yourself:
Am I willing to feed and walk my dog daily?
Am I willing to train my dog?
Am I willing to take my dog to the vet for regular checkups?
Does my apartment or home rental allow pets?
Am I willing to make arrangements for my dog when I travel?
I offer a list of these questions and many more in my book ‘What To Expect When Adopting A Dog’. If you would like a pdf of this questionnaire please check the link below for details.
We receive so much unconditional love from them and we owe it to them to be responsible pet parents through the entire process. Don’t forget:
“Saving one dog will not change the world but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever”. Karen Davison.