Step by step ….
Find out how to adopt a pet
Choosing a breed
What kind of dog suits to me?
1. Match the breed to your activity level and to your family situation. Some breeds are more energetic than others, some are more guarding or hunting dogs than others
2. How do you live? If you live in an apartment, it might be better to adopt a smaller dog or make sure a larger dog has enough exercise after work.
3. What about your time? Remember a puppy has to learn a lot of things an needs an adequate training. An older dog may be housebroken and calmer.
4. Do a little research on yourself! Is it your first dog? Do you have little children? Are you an older person? Are you ready to invest 10-15 years, to give the dog a good life? Older dogs mostly are calmer than young dogs. They still like to play and are attentive, but often they are less nervous.
What does the dog needs? Here is a list of useful supplies:
1. food and waterbowls
2. harness, leash and collar
3. dog food
4. dog bed
5. a veterinarian
1. Contact your local animal shelter and meet different dogs.
2. Ask the shelter workers for information about the dogs.
3. Take your time to get to know the dog before you take him home.
4. Have some walks with the dog and your family members.
5. If there is no dog that suits to your family situation at that moment, go back later.
1. Contact your veterinarian, make an appointment for a health screening.
2. Take some days off from work so your dog can get used to you and your house.
3. If you adopt a puppy, make sure to get it train.
4. Every interaction with your dog is part of the training.
Thanks for adopting a shelter dog !