Recently I was contacted by Dr. Leslie Brooks DVM, MPH, a Vet Advisor Betterpet.com. She asked if I would share Betterpets.com latest posting about 11 facts you NEED to know about being a dog parent. As a dog dad, dog rescuer, and Pet medium, I thought this article was well done and covered a lot of important things, so I'm sharing it here with you. (Check out my Award-winning book "Pets and the Afterlife 3: Messages from Spirit Dogs" on Amazon).
MY NOTE BEFORE CONSIDERING ADOPTING
Please remember- A Dog or Cat is NOT and OBJECT. They are living, breathing animals with intelligence, memories and personality. They feel love, they feel hurt, they feel loneliness and they need to be loved unconditionally as they love us.
A Dog or Cat is not something you adopt because you're home alone in a pandemic, then dump at an animal rescue. You wouldn't do that to human children, would you? There's no difference (and it has been happening). If you're not ready to adopt for the pet's life, don't adopt. There are more responsible people that are willing to do that.
BETTER PETS.COM 11 little-known facts about owning a dog