Choosing a dog is a very big decision, and not one to be made lightly. There are many factors to consider when deciding whether a dog is right for you and your family. It is vital that you sit down with your family and fully think through the following questions, and resist saying yes just because you really want a dog. You must do what is best for the animal as most dogs end up in shelters because they've grown into adults and people only want puppies, or because people simply no longer have the time for them.
Some of the questions to honestly ask yourself include:
Choosing a cat is an important decision as you will be bringing a new member of the family home.
Although rabbits are a small animal, they require more care than many people realize.
A hamster or gerbil may seem like a good choice for you and your family, it is still a large responsibility and not one to be taken lightly.