Falling in love with a dog is easy.
Sharing your home with a canine friend can bring you much joy.
Owning a dog takes a lot of time, money, and commitment – over 15 years worth, in many instances.
Dog ownership can be extremely gratifying, but it’s also a big responsibility.
Is it a bad idea to get a dog?
If you work 9–5 and live alone, getting a dog is not a good idea. Even if you can afford to pay for your dog to go to doggy daycare for 8+ hours everyday while you’re at work, it’s not fair on the dog. A dog sees himself as your companion. Dogs age and like humans, they need special care when they are elderly.
Why Getting a dog is a good idea?
The responsibility, patience, selflessness, and commitment that comes with having a dog makes us stronger, all-around better people. The dog-human relationship is a two-way street. Dogs have proven that they improve our physical and mental health, as well as the health of those around us.
Is adopting a dog a good idea?
Adopting a dog is a great fit for many families, but there is a very good reason why more people should think twice before they adopt a dog. Each year, 5 in 10 dogs left in shelters and animal controls don’t make it out alive…that’s the ultimate price to pay for jumping the gun too soon to add a dog to the family.