Dogs are such good companions and loyal friends to humans and keeping one as a pet is beautiful. You can either adopt a pet or purchase one. If you are considering buying or adopting a dog, there are some points you need to consider to make your experience worthwhile and enjoyable.

  1. What breed is right for me? There are different breeds of dogs ranging from toy/parlour breeds, small size breed, medium size and large size breeds. Usually, the breed determines a number of things such as space, feeding, attention, and care. A breed befitting your lifestyle and need should only be considered. 
  2. Are my family interested in a dog? As beautiful as dogs are, not everyone likes dogs! Unless you stay alone, you need to check in with members of your family if everyone is cool with keeping a dog and not allergic to dogs. 
  3. What age of dog is right for me? You can get your dog as a puppy or an adult. Older dogs are most likely house-trained already, however, their negative behaviour and existing medical condition (if there are any) now become your responsibility. Unlike a puppy, you can train the dog to your desire and correct any bad behaviour on time but you will spend more time and money on a puppy than an adult would require. Irrespective of the age of the dog you are choosing, they will come with their demand, hence, you need to choose what works best for you. 
  4. Can I afford to take care of a dog? Dogs are expensive! The cost of feeding, veterinary care, and expenses for treatments when they are ill should be considered. Beyond the glamour of owning a pet are multiple debits.
  5. Do I have the time? Dogs are social animals and they need your time and attention. From regular walks, training, cuddles, and routine visit to the Vet, they need you and you shouldn’t get a dog if you don’t have the time.
  6. Do I have the space? Irrespective of the size of the dog, dogs need space. You should sort out where the dog will stay before bringing a new dog in and not the other way.

Being a pooch parent requires incredible commitment which does not entirely depend only on you. Before you pay for that dog or adopt that cute puppy, be sure that you are ready for the responsibility.