TOP 002: Adopting a Dog That Fits Your Lifestyle

Dog AdoptionThank you for listening to episode 2 of Theory of Pets.

If you didn’t catch last week’s episode, I encourage you to listen to that as well. I discussed irresponsible breeding and the things that potential pet parents should be looking for in a responsible breeder. If you’re thinking of adopting a puppy, it’s really beneficial information that will help you select a healthy, happy pet.

This week I wanted to take it one step further and discuss adopting a dog that fits your lifestyle. Too often potential pet owners look for a certain breed because they think it’s cute or because it has a unique look. This leads to many dog owners biting off more than they can chew (no pun intended)! When this happens, dogs need to be rehomed or returned to the shelter or rescue organization that they came from.

To prevent this from happening, we can all do our part to research the dog breed that we’re thinking of adopting to make sure it will fit our lifestyle and the needs of our family. In this week’s episode, I discuss finding a dog that will match your environment and energy level. I also talk about the importance of understanding the dog’s grooming needs, affection level, trainability and other significant traits.