Dogs, Breeds & Breeders Yuma AZ
Dogs make great, loving pets and there are many different breeds to suit any lifestyle or personality. Look to animal shelters and rescue agencies or reputable, licensed dog breeders when deciding to purchase your first puppy.
Before making any decisions, it should be know that adopting a dog does involve a financial commitment. Puppy adoption in particular can be costly; within the first year you'll have to budget for spaying/neutering and the necessary vaccinations. Carefully consider the costs of food, veterinary care, pet toys and beds, grooming and even boarding at a kennel if you go on vacation every year. Check below for more information.
Pet travel crates should be big enough for your dog to stand in the carrier and should feature access to a well-secured water reservoir. The bottom should be padded. The sides should be sturdy and ventilated. Interior seams should be well joined and neither sharp nor movable so as to pinch. For more information or to find related products, check below.
How do you decide if you have the space and time to be a foster parent to a dog? Fostering a dog is becoming a popular way of helping dogs in shelters prepare for a forever home and can be a rewarding experience, as practice for first-timers thinking of getting their own dog soon or for those who are dog lovers, but don't want the fulltime commitment. Check below for more.
The most important predictor of a dog's reliability with children is socialization history. Puppies that are well socialized with kids grow into dogs that are more reliable around children.
If you choose to bring a pet into the home despite the inevitable allergy symptoms, consult with your allergist about appropriate air filters and vacuums - clean frequently and thoroughly.
Though pet stores may have a wide selection of dogs from which to choose, be sure to thoroughly check their breeder and supplier information and also consider local, reputable dog breeders and animal shelters when purchasing your new pooch. For more info, please scroll below.