Dreamin’ about dog days

 
By Connie Orcutt • Published: October 1st, 2013
Category: Animal Airwaves
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Do your daydreams include a dog? While you’re wondering if a pooch would be the perfect pet for you, here are some issues to ponder.

Dogs are dependent on their humans for everything they need: food and water, veterinary care, exercise, shelter and, of course, friendship. A dog will change your routine and your commitments, so be sure your lifestyle is flexible enough to accommodate it.

Next, it’s time to consider the particular pooch. Do you want to cuddle and converse with your dog, or is playing Frisbee more up your alley? It’s also crucial to gauge a dog’s energy level and size relative to your current living situation.

If you’re still undeterred by the idea of caring for a pet for 10 years or more, meeting all its needs and living with a little loose fur and filth, your dog days may be just around the corner.