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When to Look for Dogs or Puppies for Sale

Updated on September 3, 2019
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Miel is a licensed teacher, a "Jane-of-all-trades" master of none, with a passion for writing.

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Owning a dog is like having a child. It can also be considered as a lifelong commitment, considering that the lifespan of a dog is relatively shorter than us people. Having a pet dog is not something that you can decide right away without thinking a lot of things.

It is very much different from deciding to buy a new gadget or a new toy. Your pet is considered to be a part of your family, especially if it is a dog that is deemed to be a man’s best friend.

Owning dogs or puppies for sale

Over the internet, there are lots of ads that say “dogs and puppies for sale”. These ads can quickly get the attention of those who are planning to get a pet dog or to raise puppies.

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Some of these ads even give tempting offers. However, as tempting as these offers can be, one must think carefully before deciding to drop by a pet store or visit online shops and buy a pet dog or a puppy. It is never that simple.

These are just some of the things one must consider before grabbing opportunities for dogs and puppies for sale. Ask yourself the following questions:

Can I afford to have a pet dog or to raise a puppy?

Having a pet dog or raising a puppy to have a fully grown dog is not a cheap activity to do. There are lots of things you need to check once you have started to pet a dog.

Aside from buying your pet dog or the puppy, you will need to register it and buy other things required by your new pet. The process will include feeding utensils (yes, dogs do have feeding utensils) and beds and even toys. As a pet owner, you need to provide these utensils for your pet dog or your puppies.

Can I make a lifelong commitment with a dog?

The average lifespan of a dog is known to be 12 years. That is a long period that you have to spend with your pet dog.

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This period would mean that all routine activities, such as training your dog, walking your dog, feeding it, taking care of it, among others, will be your routine for a period that can last for 12 years. If you have doubts and you think you cannot last that long to do all of these things in repetition, then this might not be the right time for you to have a pet dog.

Is my home suitable for a dog?

Dogs can move in a more complicated way than humans do. That would mean they would require much space than we do. They will run and roll over for as long as there is space. It means a considerably big space is needed for you to house a dog.

Is your home good enough to provide this much space without compromising damages to it? With the presence of your pet dog, your home will be a bit crowded, and you need to be ready for that.

Will someone, other than me, stays at home with my dog?

Dogs get lonely sometimes, just like humans. Just like us, when those times come, dogs need to have company. Otherwise, they will experience stress.

When you leave for your work or your trips, will there be other people in your house to take care of your dog? Will it be not lonely and get depressed? You have to settle these crucial issues if you are to bring home a pet dog.

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So basically when will you be ready for those dogs-and-puppies-for-sale ads? If you are honestly sure that your answers to all of the questions above are YES, then you might have the right mindset to have a pet dog today or to raise puppies to have a pet dog eventually.

However, if you answer even just one of the questions with a NO, then now might not be a good time for you to have your pet. Furthermore, make sure that you answer these questions with a YES every single day for as long as your dog is alive and living with you. It’s like raising your child.

It is not just some sort of interest, but a commitment. When you finally feel ready to have your pet, then that is the time that you think of dropping by a pet store or visiting online shops to start looking for your perfect dog pet.

© 2019 Miel Reyes

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      Lorna Lamon 

      19 months ago

      Great advice Miel and I agree having a pet is indeed a commitment of your time, attention and love. It's also a good idea to research where your puppy came from as there are many puppy farms in operation intent on making a profit. Great article.

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