- Why Do You Want to Adopt a Dog?
- Have You Owned a Dog Before?
- What is Your Personality Type?
- How Much Time Do You Have to Commit to Your Dog?
- How Much Space Will the Dog Have to Play?
- Do You Have Other Dogs or Pets?
- What Are the Dogs Needs?
- Size of the Dog?
- Age of the Dog
- The Dog’s Coat
- The Dog’s Energy Level
- Does Anyone Have Allergies?
Ask a Lot of Questions About the Dog Before Adopting!
Whether you are adopting from the humane society or a local rescue group, find out as much as possible about the dog you want to adopt. It can take several weeks for a dog to feel comfortable in its new environment. If you are ensure that it is the right time for a new pet, maybe consider fostering. It allows you to help a dog who is in need of a temporary home and if its the right fit, it can be their forever home. Don’t ever feel pressured into adopting a particular dog and do not rush either. Remember its a commitment of both time, energy, and money for the next 10-15 years. Don’t ever adopt a dog because you feel sorry for him. If you aren’t the right fit, then he deserves to find a family that is.
Having a pet can be the greatest gift you can get, but there are a lot of factors to consider! At Meadowlands Veterinary Hospital we wish you and your family (both old and new) a Happy Holiday Season!!!