"They are soooooooo cute!"
"Oh wook... he's so adorable!"
"Awwwww, I just want to squeeze him!"
We have all heard those exclamations come out of our mouth or someone else's when it comes to a puppy! The 'cute factor' sucks you in just like the Death Star did the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars. But puppies come with their own set of challenges, and that is why vets want to know what you're committing to before becoming a pet parent, because all to often pets end up being abandon after the 'cute factor' wears off for new pet owners.
I read an article today that gives you some things to consider before you adopt a new puppy... Her are a few of the highlights:
1. Be sure to do your research about which breed is going to be best for your family. You have to consider things like size, temperaments, which dogs are good with kids and which aren't, knowing these things before hand is really important.
2. Your pets will require time and your responsibilities to care for them may mean that you have to make sacrifices.
3. They aren't cheap... Pet care can be very expensive.
4. Saving the best for last... They become apart of your family! There is a reason that they call dogs a man's best friend!