If you saved the money most dogs cost over their lifetimes, you could buy a new car or take a trip around the world. Before you decide to adopt a dog, consider the cost, both monetarily and emotionally, of raising a healthy, happy puppy through adulthood. The cost of a dog is usually more the first year than each year after because…
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Your new puppy may not be excited about going home with you. You’re taking him away from his family and all he’s ever known, which can make for a stressful situation. But, with a little preparation, you can ease his mind and set the tone of your friendship from your first car ride together.
Eight to ten million animals are abandoned to shelters every year, a quarter of them purebred dogs according to Humane Society estimates. Before you adopt a puppy or dog only to find out he’s not what you bargained for, ask yourself three simple questions.