It is such a joy to bring a new doggy home, sharing your home with a canine friend can bring happiness to your family. Falling in love with a doggy is easy. There’s no doubt that doggys can give unconditional acceptance and loyalty, provide constant companionship, and even help relieve stress after a hard or busy day. But the reality is that owning a doggy comes with ongoing costs for years that many don’t consider when they first adopt.
Can you afford a doggy? That is the real question.
The cost of owning a doggy can vary widely depending on the breed, where you live, health conditions that may arise and other factors. After the initial expenses of adopting a doggy and buying all the accessories you need. It would be good to know the answer to these questions.
We will try to find out and answer some of the most common questions about owning a doggy. Here are some questions to ask yourself before taking the leap:
Why choose a doggy?
Take note that getting a doggy just because it’s “the thing to do,” or because your children have been begging for a puppy can end up being a big mistake. Remember that you will be responsible for caring for your new family member.
What is the cost for taking care of a doggy?
There are no exact figures, because every doggy has different needs. From puppy training and desexing costs, to council registration fees, the initial costs don’t end at adoption. You need to research your local area for more information from councils, vets and other pet services you’ll need. That is just the beginning. There are still the grooming requirements and costly trips to the vet.
Do you have enough time in your life for a dog?
Doggys are companion animals and they should not be ignored just because you’re very busy or very tired. They need a lot of care, which would include feeding, exercising, and socializing – doggys also need companionship every day. Most doggys end up in shelters because their owners didn’t have enough time to train and care for them.
Ready to deal with doggy problems?
There will always be unexpected health-related doggy problems and emergencies. It’s also a good idea to expect a certain amount of damage around the house and to your personal belongings, especially when raising a puppy, or any untrained doggy.
There are still a lot of questions that everyone can ask, but it’s important that you think through the responsibilities associated with bringing a doggy into your family. Too many doggys wind up at shelters because most people didn’t ask themselves these questions. Try to avoid this common mistake. Think seriously about how life will change once you have a doggy. Having a dog is rewarding – if you’re ready for the responsibility and cost.