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Getting a Dog for the Right Reasons

One of the most challenging things to do when deciding whether or not to add a furry member to the family is taking your feelings out of the situation. This is so much easier said than done. Who has not gone to the local Humane Society or animal shelter, seen those loving puppy or dog eyes, that happy wagging tail, the touch of soft fur and the gentle kisses of their affection that practically scream to take them home? Dogs by their very nature are companion animals. It is this very nature that drives their pack mentality and makes them great additions to the family. Adding a puppy or dog to the family includes responsibilities one must consider that extend beyond the mutual affection that occurs between dogs and people.