There are various situations to consider before adopting a lifelong friend. It can happen to the best of us: you see a cute, fluffy puppy begging for attention. Maybe it's a gorgeous Maltipoo mix whose tail seems to be wagging just for you. You take one look, and the next thing you know, you're walking down the pet food aisle.
If you're like most of us, falling in love with a pet is easy. Sharing your home with a four-legged friend can be one of life's greatest joys. Dogs, cats, and other pets give us unconditional loyalty and acceptance, provide constant companionship, and even help relieve stress after a hard day's work.
Sure, it's a long list of questions. But a quick stroll through a dog shelter will help you understand why answering these questions before you adopt is so important.
Many of the shelter's homeless dogs are puppies and kittens, victims of irresponsible people who allowed their pets to breed. But there are at least as many older dogs obtained by people who didn’t think through the responsibilities of pet parenting.
Please, don't make the same mistake. Think before you adopt. Sharing your life with a companion dog can bring incredible rewards, but only if you're willing to make the necessary commitments of time, money, responsibility, and love—for the life of the pet.
If you’re ready to adopt a companion for life, please complete the adoption application. Don’t wait until you see the perfect dog. Get approved to adopt now!