What you need to know before adopting a dog

 What you need to know before adopting a dog

There are many reasons for wanting to adopt a dog. Make your children happy, have to carry an animal to cuddle, fight loneliness, etc. But bringing a dog home requires careful consideration before making such a life-changing decision. Some essential questions to ask yourself before adopting a dog.

Are you ready to live with a dog for years to come?

A dog can live up to 15 years and, for some breeds, more. If you decide to adopt one, it will be for many years to come. There will be no question of getting rid of it when you get bored of it. The adorable little puppy to start with if you adopt him as a small one, he will quickly grow up to be an adult, he will get old and you will have to take care of him until the end of his life. Adopting a dog is a long-term commitment.

Does your budget allow you to adopt a dog?

Before adopting a dog, it is important to carefully consider all the associated expenses to know if your budget allows it. A dog is indeed already expensive to buy, especially if it is a purebred dog, but then you have to take into account all the costs of veterinary care, those related to his food and his hobbies.
  • For example, the microchip that identifies a dog costs around 70 euros, its tattoo 60 euros, or for the first year, you will have to count around 140 euros for the compulsory vaccines. In addition, if you cannot take your dog on vacation, you will need to find him a care arrangement that can be expensive. Adopting a dog must be financially viable.

Do you have enough time to take care of a dog?

A dog cannot be locked in the house all the time, he needs exercise and physical stimulation for at least 20 minutes a day. You will have to take him for a walk whatever the weather, you will have to play with him often. You will need to have a lot of time to devote to her, especially if you are adopting a puppy. You will then have to educate him, teach him cleanliness, teach him the rules to respect at home and outside. Adopting a dog requires that you are available to him.

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