Purchasing a dog can bring joy and happiness to you and your family for many years. However, the decision to purchase a dog should not be based on impulse nor taken lightly.
Owning a dog is not just a privilege – it’s a responsibility. These specials animals depend on us for food and shelter, and deserve so much more. If you are considering taking a dog into your life, you need to think about the commitment that dog ownership entails.
Know what you are getting into for the next 10-15 years of your life taking care of your new best friend. When you get a dog, it is a life-long commitment, as this dog will be part of your family.
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Families have their own needs, schedule, personality, and time and financial limitations. If you take a good hard look at your family’s situation, you can match a dog that will fit into your lives nicely but you must be prepared for the financial commitment.
The cost of the dog is just the beginning of a long financial commitment. Consider other costs like:
- Vet bills
- Collar and leash