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Before You Adopt A Dog

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Before you begin searching for a dog to adopt, do a little "soul searching". Start by taking an inventory of your life style.

"The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them."
Stanley Coren

When you have answered the above questions, visit you local humane society and see what dogs they have available. Humane societies often have pure bred dogs that need re-homing as well as cross breeds. They will most likely be able to match your needs with a dog they have on site.

Humane societies also know about specific breed rescues in your area as well as those fostering available dogs and credible dog breeders. Another place you can check with is a veterinary clinic. In fact it might be a good thing to find satisfactory veterinary care before you purchase a dog.

Whatever dog you end up choosing, remember that the same as having or adopting a child, there are no guarantees that you will end up with the perfect dog. He may have or develop health problems and/or behavior issues that you don't expect.

So why should you get a dog? Because a dog is the most loyal friend you will ever make.

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