Considering a Dog
Dogs are wonderful companions.
You can share secrets with your dog, and he will never tell a soul. You can be happy, sad, tired, or even cranky with your dog, and he will still love you just as much. Dogs don’t care what we look like, how much money we make, or what kind of car we drive. They love us just the way we are. A dog can be the best friend you’ve ever had, but that only happens when you choose the right dog for you – the right breed (or mixture of breeds), as well as the right sex, age, and temperament.
Owning a dog requires a commitment to support and care for the dog throughout his lifetime, usually fourteen to sixteen years.
Caring for a dog requires your time and, certainly, some of your money. In addition, adding a dog to your family may require you to make some changes to your lifestyle. So, before you go get a dog, read and learn about characteristics of specific breeds in our breeds section and dogs in general so you can make the best choice possible, both for you and your future dog.