Kid Asking For A Dog? Adopt!

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Adopting a dog offers many benefits over purchasing a new puppy and if your kid is asking for a dog you should consider the option of adopting one. Adopting a dog can be a cost-effective way for you and your family to introduce a pet into your home and adoption centres will typically have a wide selection of dogs for you to choose from. Also, most importantly, adopting a dog can help save lives. 

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Cost Effective Pet Ownership Option
If you are looking for a new puppy or if your kid is nagging you and your spouse to get a dog in the house, you may want to consider the price of buying a new dog. Many people that are first-time dog owners are actually surprised at how much a new dog can cost upfront and the ongoing costs associated with raising a puppy are actually very expensive. The price of purchasing a new puppy will depend on a few factors like its age and what breed it is. Often times purchasing a new puppy will run you a few thousand dollars and for some breeds, it can cost well over $10,000. If you want to save some money, you should consider the possibility of adopting a dog instead. Adopting a dog is a much more cost effective way because the dogs that are put up for adoption are often free. You may have to pay for some of the vaccination shots and ownership papers, but if you were to purchase a new puppy you would have those costs anyways. Also, the ongoing costs of raising a puppy can be much more expensive because oftentimes puppies will require additional time, attention, and money to help raise it into an adult dog. When you adopt a dog from a shelter, most of the dogs will already be adults and you will not have to deal with the additional costs.

Adopting Can Save a Dog’s Life

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If you are thinking about getting a new dog for your home, you may want to reconsider. There are thousands of dogs that need a new home, and you should consider giving them a chance because they are just as good as new puppies. According to the experts at DogEmbassy.com, one of the best reasons to choose adoption is because you can help save an animal’s life. Many of the dogs in shelters need to find a new home or they face the risk of being put down. This is a sad reality that many people ignore, so it is important to realize that the dogs that need adopting may not be around tomorrow. With that being said, it is still important that you do your research to make sure that owning a dog is right for you. The last thing you want to do is to adopt a dog and then realize you do not actually want one. This can lead to the animal being put up for adoption again or an animal abuse.

Lots of Selection
If you do not want to adopt a dog because you think all the dogs are old and have problems, you would be wrong. Adoption centres often have many different breeds that are both young and old and everywhere in between. If you do not believe me, you should call one of your local pet adoption centres and book a visit with them. I am sure you will be surprised at the wide selection of dogs they have available to adopt. If you do check out your local dog adoption centre, you will also fall in love with many of the dogs there and it may be hard to just adopt one, but that is fine because adoption centres will often let you adopt a few dogs if you can prove you will take care of the animals.

If you and your family are looking for a new puppy, you may want to consider adopting your new pet before you go out and purchase one from a breeder. Purchasing a dog from a breeder can be very expensive and adopting a dog will put less financial strain on you and your family. Dogs, whether purchased or adopted, can be a great introduction to your home and your kids will love it. Just make sure you and your family are ready to take on the responsibilities that come with dog ownership and you should always make sure to consider adopting a dog because you be saving an animal’s life.

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