adopting a dog?

Philippines
July 14, 2009 11:39am CST
hello, i am thinking of buying or adopting a dog. Im not a dog lover, but as i have heard having a pet will somehow improve you as a person. And besides dogs are mans bestfriend, so i think it' be fun. I wonder what activities were gonna do. =) What breed of dog do you suggest? will it depend on my lifestyle?
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@maximax8 (28249)
• United Kingdom
15 Jul 09
I really love dogs and always dreamed of getting one as a pet. I got double the pleasure because I now have two dogs. They are both miniature poodles. Secret is white with black patches and Magic is black. They are such loving companions. I suggest you think about your lifestyle, size of home and garden, time for walks as well as budget for dog food. I like to have medium sized dogs. Large dogs might eat a lot and need lots of walks. Small dogs might not want to go on long walks. Cross breeds are as lovely as pedigree dogs. Perhaps you could look in a book showing different breeds and see which appeal to you. I needed a non-moulting breed because of my allergies. Good luck choosing a dog to adopt.
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• United States
15 Jul 09
Dogs make good company, but they are a big time responsibility. I suggest you adopt a dog as well. Since you will be saving a life. Anyway, the breed of dog you get depends on how much time you plan on spending on it, and what you are able to give it. For example, larger dogs should have a nice yard and should get plenty of exercise. Personally, I'd have to recommend you get a labrador retriever or a doberman pinscher. Labrador retrievers are usually calm, laid back, and are intelligent. The only thing about them is they are typically large dogs, and it might not work well if you have a small apartment or house, unless you have a decent sized backyard, of course. Now, doberman pinschers are VERY intelligent dogs. They are loyal, and are good guard dogs. They are kind to their owners, but can be a bit cautious around strangers. I've had one before, and she was very sweet. The only downside to them is they require a lot of exercise. If you want a small indoors dog that doesn't require exercise.. I recommend getting a pug or a yorkshire terrier. They are both cute and sweet dogs. Though, before you adopt a dog, I suggest you look up information on the breed. I hope I helped you out a bit.
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• Philippines
15 Jul 09
Hi rithranir! Thanks your a great help! I think retriever is one good choice. But my problem is we don't have a big backyard for him. But running with him will be fun and great exercise too. I think a active dog for a first timer would be great. So that i won't get bored. Thank so much! happy mylotting!
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• United States
14 Jul 09
If you are not a dog lover then i don't understand why you would want a dog, they are a lot of hard work to keep up with. Don't forget the shots and vet appointments you will have. You will have dog food and treats to always keep in handy and maybe even diapers if they aren't potty trained and the dog pads. I have a dog that still isn't potty trained and I've had him for almost a year and its been a lot of work and always trying to find a place for him to go when we are out of town, but i love dogs and love playing with him as it is a lot of fun but it can be stressful at the same time. For the breed if you want to get a dog is really up to you and if you want a big or small dog as to me i like the small dogs and they are a lot of fun.
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• Philippines
14 Jul 09
hello lologirl, well i just want to change my life. I want to try something new, while i still can. Now i'm realizing that having a dog is not all fun, but i would still like to have one. I guess with all this hard work, you will love them more. And i would like to feel their love too. Happy mylotting!
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@Wizzywig (7859)
14 Jul 09
It depends how much time, effort and money you are prepared to spend. Having a dog is a big commitment as it will need regular exercise and possibly a lot of cleaning up after. Be sure that you are going to see it as a pleasure and that it wont become a chore to deal with. I hope you find a loving dog with whom you will have many happy years.
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• Philippines
14 Jul 09
Hi wizzywig, oh yeah i forgot it comes with responsibilities. Good! then maybe i will be more mature or better person if i got one. I will take note of what you said, it really must be a pleasure not a chore. Thank you so much! happy mylotting!
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
15 Jul 09
I do not care for dogs. I do not like dogs to be tied on a leash and caged. They should be walking about freely but it's not an easy thing to have a dog. I have a friend who has dogs in his house and his house stinks from the urine and the poop. I can't understand how he can live in a stinky house.
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
14 Jul 09
Good for you. You will be saving that dogs life if you adopt him since so many dogs get put to sleep if no one adopts them which is very sad. And I dont know what type of dog you should get you will have to do some research on it and decide which is the best dog for you. Since there are so many different types of dogs.
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• Philippines
18 Jul 09
it will really depend on your lifestyle and spending capabilities.if you're an active,outdoor person who lives in a house with a big yard,a sporting dog like golden retriever is a good pet for you.you can go out and exercise with him.if you live in an apartment,a small toy dog like shih tzu is ideal for you.
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
I suggest for you to have a toy dog type. We have one and they're harmless and so adorable. You'll easily love them.Ü just type the word toy dog in your search engine then a lot of breeds will come out. So far we have our shih tzus here at home.Ü