The following adoption criteria may help you decide whether you are able to adopt a dog and the type of dog you should choose.
Please consider the following before thinking about adopting a dog:
- dogs are intelligent animals that have feelings and emotions as well as the obvious basic needs;
- they need your time and your commitment everyday;
- not everyone's living arrangements and/or lifestyle are suitable for adopting a dog.
Please think very carefully before deciding to adopt a dog and please read through the following to help you assess whether or not you are ready:
Do you have enough space?
How much exercise can you give a dog?
Will the dog have company during the day? How much time do you spend away from home?
Do you have the time and patience to train a dog?
Are you prepared for the mess?