In 2008, my husband Dave and I decided we wanted to adopt a dog. We'd both had cats all our lives, and had dogs when we were kids. But neither of us had dogs in our adult lives. It was time. I had no idea what was going to happen next!
People have long said that part of the charm of having a dog is that he loves you unconditionally. More people than ever are admitting freely that they have a deep love for their pets. In my opinion, this is all entirely appropriate. If our pets give their lives to us in a wholly trusting manner as they do, depending on us for their health and safety, we must learn to give of ourselves in return.
It's true! Think of sled dogs. It pays to select a harness that won't turn a lovely dog walk into an Olympic field trial. How does a harness encourage pulling? Let's compare a couple of harness designs...
People complain that adopting a pet is almost harder than adopting a child! Strict policies by rescue groups turn off many potential adopters. But they don't have to! Here are six tips to help you successfully adopt your next pet.