Before acquiring a new puppy or dog as a pet in your home, it is important to consider the following:
1. Owning a dog is a lifetime commitment. Animals develop deep ties with you and your family. Any change in ownership can be extremely traumatic, so you must be prepared for the responsibility involved in the ownership of dogs. Dog owners should be able to provide shelter, food, water, medical care, love and attention.
2. Dog owners also have a significant financial obligation. Continue reading