Every dog deserves a loving home, but should every person have a dog?
As much as I advocate adopting unwanted pets and opening your home and heart to a homeless pup, some people just should not have dogs. People often brush over the chores associated with living with a dog. You will have to clean up, feed, walk, and play with this animal daily, and at regular intervals throughout each day no matter your lifestyle.
If you don’t see yourself as someone who can handle that level of engagement, it is kinder to not bring home a puppy or dog because too many people adopt dogs only to surrender them soon after when the reality of owning a dog kicks in. I have known people who see my dogs and comment that maybe they should get a dog of their own. However, they are often the same people who would have a problem with daily walks, vet care, and even regular feedings. I tell them that dogs are a lifetime commitment that requires a deep understanding of yourself and your willingness to bring another life into your home.
Not everyone should own a dog. Could you be one of them? Read on for 10 signs you should NOT get a dog:
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