Ten Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting a Dog

  1. The avergae lifespan for a dog is 12 years, large dogs less and small dogs more. Can I make a lifelong commitment to a dog ?

  2. Can I afford the cost per month to feed a dog ?

  3. Can I afford canine insurance and veterinary fees for yearly checkups and vaccinations ?

  4. Can I afford unexpected vet bills ?

  5. Is my home big enough to house the type of dog I want - comfortably ?

  6. Do I have an outside area where a dog can exercise and play safely ?

  7. Do I really want to exercise a dog every day ?

  8. Will there be someone at home a reasonable amount of time with the dog ?

  9. Do I have the time to give a dog the care and attention it deserves ?

  10. Can I devote a lot of my time to house-train a puppy ? Will I find time to train, groom and generally care for a dog ?

Will I be able to answer YES to these questions every day of the year ?

If you have answered NO to any question - think again before buying a dog.

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