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Adopting or Buying a Boxer?

Learn more about the breed, why you should consider adopt a boxer, and where to find adoptable boxers.

There are a few things that should be considered before adopting a pet. It is a life-time commitment because pets are expensive, require time, and patience.

But if you are ready to adopt a pet, they are a very life enrichment experience for anyone who aware of what really means to own a pet.

If you really want a pet and are ready for all the challenges, looking for a rescue shelter might a good start. The adoption process, you will be required to give personal information for their evaluation if you are a good candidate or not. Remember, is their job to ensure if you are going to be a right candidate and is your responsibility to be sure that you can handle what it means to own a pet.

Things to be considered:

  • About $150 per year or more to feed a dog.
  • Medical bills, such as rabies vaccines, annual distemper shots, parasites tests, vaccines against parvo, emergencies, flees and heart worm medications.
  • Obedience training
  • Apartments and condos sometimes require and additional pet deposit usually around $200.
  • Do you have time to take your pet for a daily walk if you do not have a fenced yard?
  • Do you have someone at home to housebreak a puppy or watch if it is destroying something?
  • Will you be able to spend time with your pet?
  • Does your housing situation allow pets or have a house limit?
  • Can you provide an adequate shelter to your dog, if will be kept outside?
  • Adopting a pet is a life-long commitment.
  • Thousands of pets are put to death many years because of the overpopulation. So consider to neuter or spay your pet. Shelters and humane societies adopt this policy to prevent future problems.
  • Do you have someone with pet allergies at home?

Source:

Pet-Abuse.com
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