Having a dog is a major responsibility that should not be entered into lightly. Before getting a dog, you should ask yourself if you are ready to take on this responsibility and know somewhat what you are getting yourself into. Here’s a few things you should know before getting your first dog!
Buying a dog versus adopting a dog
When you are thinking of getting a dog, you should consider if you want to buy a dog from a breeder or if you want to adopt. I have done both, and both dogs have been wonderful. You should know that when getting a dog from a breeder, you could pay hundreds of dollars. If you adopt a dog, the cost can range from $50-200 typically. The adopted dog will often come with some or all vaccinations.