Adopting or Buying a Puppy-Dog Better Read This First

Rules For adopting a Dog

Some rules also apply to buying a new puppy.

# 10 – First off, do not adopt a dog because you feel sorry for him. That is totally the wrong motivation for adopting from a shelter or a rescue, or for buying a puppy from a puppy or pet store.

# 9 -Secondly, Only adopt from an organization that is close to were you live. Do not adopt from a rescue out of your state or very far away. The reason for this, if the adoption doesn’t work out most likely you will be stuck with the dog. The rescue may have transported the dog to you in a timely fashion, but don’t expect the same if you have to return the dog. And do not be surprised if they put you on a long waiting list, they don’t want that dog back.

# 8 -If you have ever given up a dog for a behavior problem. Do not adopt a big dog, or buy a puppy that will grow to a big dog. Get a small guy.

# 7 -If you think dogs are a domesticated version of wolves. Do not adopt a dog, or buy a puppy. They are the same species, scientifically and behaviorally.

# 6 -If you do not like dirt, mud or dog hair in your home, Do not adopt a dog, or buy a puppy.

# 5 -If you do not like going out in the rain to walk a dog. Do not adopt a dog, or buy a puppy.

# 4 -If you don’t have enough time in your day to accomplish all the things you would like to do. Do not adopt a dog, or buy a puppy.

# 3 -If you are newlyweds, planning to have kids in a couple years. Do not adopt a dog, or buy a puppy.

# 2 -If you have a hard time as it is paying your bills. Do not adopt a dog, or buy a puppy.

# 1 _ If you think your not going to be cleaning up pee and poop just about if not every day in your home. Do not adopt a dog, or buy a puppy.

The Spirit Dog

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2 Responses

  1. All very true!

  2. […] thespiritdog wrote an interesting post today on Top Ten Dog Adoption Rules, TheSpiritDog.WordPress.comHere’s a quick excerptThat is totally the wrong motivation for adopting from a shelter or a rescue, or for buying a puppy from a puppy or pet store. # 9 -Secondly, Only adopt from an organization that is close to were you live. Do not adopt from a rescue out … […]

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