So, you think you want a dog?
Here are four questions you need to ask yourself first to determine whether you’re ready to become a dog owner.
1. Why do I want a dog?
There are many reasons to own a dog, but some of them aren’t right for the dog or the owner.
If your neighbor was robbed last week and you just want protection, an alarm system is probably a better option.
If your kids are nagging you for a puppy, be aware they will usually tire of it in a couple of weeks and Fido will become your job.
If you have an empty nest and the house is too quiet, a dog may fill your time and your heart, but realize a dog is a dog, not a four legged human.
If you want a loving, loyal companion to share your life, there are many dogs ready and willing to apply for the position. Please make sure you’re ready for the 8 to 15 year commitment required.