Friday, September 28, 2012
Adopting a pooch is a big responsibility
So if you intend to adopt from a dog refuge or adopt from a foster carer don't be upset if they ask you questions about your life style ie, how much time do you have for a pooch are you able to take the dog out for his toilet and excercise on a regular basis through the day ( dogs ideally don't like to left alone for more than 5-6 hours a day without a pee pee also dogs can get bored and can become destructive when left by themselves).
Other considerations on dog ownership, will you be able to afford to give the right innoculations and pay for pet insurance or vet bills incase of an accident or illness ? How often do you go away and can you afford dog hotels or do you have a friend that can look after your dog ?
The rescue shelters are not being mean when they ask these questions, it's just they don't want to see the dog being returned after a couple of weeks or months because the new owners haven't thought through the implications of owning a dog.