Yesterday was September 1st and that marked the start of National Adoption Month in the UK. I know we are not in the UK, but I don't see any reason why we can't support it. If you are ready to have a new family member and ready for the responsibility of a dog, go out to your local rescue or shelter and adopt. There are so many of our furry four legged friends that really need a good home. But I must say, if you are not ready and think that owning and caring for a dog is easy, it is not and you are best to wait. Some of the worst training casing I have seen are due to people with great intentions that didn't know how to properly care for their dog.
If you do decide to adopt this month, think about the dog you are getting and make sure they are the right dog for your lifestyle. For example, if you are not the most energetic person, getting a dog like a Lab with high energy might not be the best for you. Or if you know you will be away from your home for 8+ hours a day, don't get a puppy, they cannot be left alone for that long.
I hope these tips help you find the perfect dog for you.
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