Planning on Getting a Dog?

Dogs need significant time and attention for walks, training, grooming, healthcare--plan accordingly!

 Time Commitment

Secure chemicals, hide wires, lock trash cans to keep curious pups out of trouble.  


From supplies to vet bills, dogs cost $1000-2500+ a year. Budget realistically.

Upfront & Recurring $  

Establish a relationship with vet for emergencies, exams, vaccines--and ask Q's before adopting!

 Finding a Vet

Whether a pet sitter, neighbor or boarding facility, determine care for when you're away.  

 Travel Coverage

Obedience training makes for well-adjusted pups and owners. Prioritize this early on.  

Training Investment

 Many rentals have pet fees, restrictions. Check policies before adopting.

 Pet Deposits  

Top Dog Breeds for Cold Climates