Owning a dog can enrich your life, but it is also a huge commitment that takes time, money and patience. If you think an adopted dog may be right for you, the next step is deciding whether you would make a good adoptive owner. Dogs in need of homes come in a full array of shapes, sizes, and personalities. They can also have drastically different needs. When potential owners do their homework, they can find pets whose needs best match their lifestyles and personalities. Even the best match, however, must come along at the right time in an owner’s life.
Your Freedom Will Be Limited
As a dog owner, you are committing yourself to coming home directly after work for the next 10-15 years of your life. What will you do when you travel? Are you going to ensure your dog is socialized well enough that you can leave her with another dog owner or dog daycare facility? Continue reading