Adding A Family Member To Your Home

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By Jennifer Williams, 2nd Chances Rescue Norco

So you’re thinking about adding a new family member to your home? One with four legs and fur?? Let’s talk about the things that you should be considering:

  1. How much free time do I have to spend with my new friend?
  2. Do I care if my favorite pair of slippers gets chewed up if I forget and leave them out?
  3. Is there a way for my new friend to get outside and “do his business”??

If after you’ve thought about those three things you’re still thinking it might be a good idea to add a new family member, let’s talk about the decision to get either a puppy or an adult dog. While puppies can be a lot of fun, they also mean you need to potty train, leash train, probably will need to buy a mountain of chew toys and there might be a few other minor changes made in your life.

There are many adult dogs that need homes because their owner could no longer take care of them. These dogs have already probably been housetrained, are mostly done with the chewing phase, and you pretty much know what you’re getting- especially if you get one from a rescue.

What’s your narrow that down, start thinking about the types of breeds that are available. There are small dogs, medium dogs, big dogs, and super sized dogs. There are also low-energy medium energy and high-energy dogs.

For example if your perfect dog is one that wants to just cuddle up on the couch and watch movies till dawn with you, there’s a perfect breed for you! Our next article will be about different types of breeds and what’s the best for you!