This holiday season there will be many people who ask for a dog for a present. Many people will shop for a new puppy for their children. While desiring a dog is fantastic it’s always important to make sure that whoever is receiving the dog is ready for it.
Do they understand how much work and attention a dog requires? Dogs are very social creatures so unlike some pet (like cats) they need to be around people or other dogs a lot of the time. They need exercise (a good yard to run, walks or trips to the dog park). Then there is the expense of owning a dog. In addition to food, treats, dog beds, collars, leashes and toys there are vet visits, meds like heartworm protection, annual shots and the like to pay for.Read More