Do I have time in my schedule for a puppy?
Caring for a puppy is not just a financial investment, but also an emotional and time-consuming commitment. Getting a dog requires a lifestyle change. A dog, particularly a puppy, must receive daily care. This means proper diet, grooming, exercise, and veterinary visits.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself before purchasing a dog.
- Does my career and social life allow the time to raise and care for a dog?
- How many hours a day will my dog be left alone?
- If I cannot be home one evening, can I find someone else to walk the dog?