If you have decided to adopt a dog from an animal shelter, good for you! After you have decided on the right dog that fits your family, you can start to prepare to bring your dog home. The first few days are critical for your new dog or puppy. Your dog will probably be confused about the new home and your family’s structure and schedule. To make your dog’s transition as easy and non-stressful as possible, you need to make some preparations before you bring your dog home and understand what to expect after you adopt a dog. This post will discuss just that!
This is a follow-up post to our previous post Why You Should Adopt a Dog, Not Buy. So, hopefully in that post, we convinced you to adopt a dog instead of buying. Now you may be wondering: should I adopt a puppy or an older dog? There are many benefits to adopting either. Some people like the idea of training puppies from the start and watching them grow up. Other people just want a companion that is a little more mature and opt for adopting an adult dog. In this post, we’ll take you through some considerations and questions you should ask yourself before deciding on an answer to: “should I adopt a puppy or an older dog?”
Dogs are a big part of the American family household. It is estimated that between a third and a half of American households own a dog. If you are thinking about becoming one of these households that owns a dog, think about adopting a dog from a shelter. And here’s why you should adopt a dog: Continue reading