Dogs make some of the best friends anyone could ask for. So when thinking about owning one, adopting is a GREAT idea (especially because shelters are overcrowded). If you’re lookin’ for a super obedient and lovable new dog, bring home a retired service dog or one that wants to make a “career-change.” They’re well-trained, not to mention beyond cute.
Discuss it. This is a big (life-changing!) decision. Make sure your parents, siblings, roommates, etc. are chill with adopting a dog. And that everyone involved understands the responsibilities that come with being a pet owner.