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Are You Ready for a Dog?

Owning a dog can enrich your life, but it’s also a huge commitment that takes time, money and patience.  So before you pick up that cute little puppy, it’s important to think carefully about why you want an animal and whether you can provide it with the care it needs.

Take this quiz to see if you’re ready to bring a dog into your life

  • QUESTION 1

    Are you willing to commit to caring for a dog for 15 years or more?


  • QUESTION 2

    Do you have adequate space and a secure area for a dog?


  • QUESTION 3

    What is your living situation?


  • QUESTION 4

    Can you afford the veterinary, micro-chipping, registration, food, training, and grooming costs of a dog?


  • QUESTION 5

    How much time do you have each day for a dog? Daily care includes attention, grooming, feeding, training and exercising.



  • QUESTION 6

    Does your job or lifestyle require you to travel?


  • QUESTION 7

    Is anyone in your household allergic to dogs?


  • QUESTION 8

    Are you willing to be patient with all aspects of training your dog (including toilet training)?


Choosing a dog

Choosing a dog

What about adoption?

What about adoption?