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Should We Adopt a Puppy?

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Adopting a Young Puppy
The decision to bring a dog into your life is very much a personal one. One of the most important parts of that decision is deciding whether or not you would like to adopt an adult dog or a younger puppy.
The age at which a dog is no longer considered a puppy will vary by breed—some dogs mature into adulthood as early as 6 months, while some breeds continue to grow and mature for about three full years. Are puppies the right choice for you? Should you adopt a puppy?
Let’s take a look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of adopting a puppy.

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Should We Adopt an Adult Dog?

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Adopting an Adult Dog

Making the decision to add a dog to your home is a very personal process. Part of that decision is making the choice between adopting an adult/older dog and adopting a puppy.

Should we adopt an adult dog?

For most breeds, the ‘adult’ years don’t come about until they are about three years old. Are these adult dogs a better fit for you? Let’s take a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of adopting a dog that has already reached an adult age.

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When is it the “right time” to get another pet?

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When to get a new pet

There is something about that all too common question, “So, when are you going to get a new dog?” that seems to strike us where it hurts most. This may be because the question seems to imply that a dog—or a cat, or bird or any other beloved pet companion—is something to be simply replaced after their death. And yet as any pet owner can attest, every pet is a unique, living creature that can never be replaced.

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Dealing With the Loss of a Pet

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Dealing with Loss of a Pet

Pets can be a source of infinite comfort, joy and friendship; snuggling with them when you are sad can bring you comfort, laughing at their silly antics can bring you joy, and the bond that you experience over their lifetime creates a lasting and undeniable friendship. When a pet dies, the grief experienced by their owner or family can be deep and intense—which is only natural. If you are dealing with the loss of the pet, please consider the following gentle advice on how to help you cope with the emotions you are experiencing.

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