16 Things to Think About Before Adopting a Dog
- Take your time making a decision.
- Adopting means getting your pup from a shelter.
- Make sure your family’s wallet can handle it!
- It’s so important to get your dog spayed or neutered.
- Dog tags and microchipping are a must!
- Dogs need their teeth brushed, just like humans.
How do you know if a shelter dog is right for you?
6 Ways To Choose The Right Shelter Dog For You
- Don’t rely on first impressions alone. Share on Facebook.
- Visit your local shelter – often! Shutterstock.
- Determine the best fit for your lifestyle. Shutterstock.
- Know what you’re looking for, but be open to change. Share on Facebook.
- Don’t assume all the dogs are “damaged goods”
- Remember that you’re choosing a pal for life.
What questions should I ask when adopting a dog?
Questions to Ask the Shelter
- Do you know anything about the dog’s history?
- May I spend any one-on-one time with the dog?
- Do you have a medical history for the dog?
- Is s/he already spayed or neutered?
- Do you know a good veterinarian?
What is the best age to adopt a dog?
The best age to adopt a dog is always beyond 8 weeks old. Those first 8 weeks are a critical time in a puppy’s development, and they need to be with their mother and littermates during that time. That’s how a dog learns how to interact with other animals and people.
How do you pick a puppy from a shelter?
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How can I identify the breed of my dog?
Here are some ways to determine what breed (or combination of breeds) your dog is.
- Browse Breeds. If you want to try to take a guess at your dog’s breed yourself, try to browse some breeds to figure it out.
- Ask Your Vet. As you probably already know, your veterinarian is a doggy expert!
- Doggy DNA Tests.