There’s never been a better time to get a dog. Almost every excuse for not* getting a four-legged friend has evaporated as quickly as all of our other hopes and dreams for 2020.
The reality of dog ownership is a rare positive amidst the global pandemic. All the reasons we couldn’t get a dog, are no longer an issue.
Worried about leaving the dog alone while you’re at work? No longer an issue, most of us are working from home for the foreseeable future. Worried about traveling too much, and the cost of boarding a dog? Thanks to COVID, traveling for work or pleasure has been all but halted. No time for walks, with your busy schedule? HA! We miss those days. Now we’ve got more time on our hands than we know what to do with!
So, since you’re definitely getting a dog, the next question is what kind of dog breed is right for you? There is a lot to consider, and this is arguably THE most important question to ponder as you start your pup search. Your satisfaction and the ultimate success of dog ownership has a lot to do with which dog breed best fits your lifestyle. Whether you are getting a dog from a shelter or a breeder, it’s important to have some ideas of the breed, so you can understand the traits and characteristics to expect.
According to PETA, one of the top reason dogs are abandoned to a shelter is temperament-related. Some breeds need more attention than others, and some breeds need lots of exercise, while others do not. Most of the time, you can find a dog breed to match the energy level that best fits into your daily routine. If you are wanting to adopt a dog, inquire about the shelter’s assessment of the dog’s temperament and personality.
Without further adieu, find out the best breed for you! We partnered with the Chewy, the most trusted and convenient online destination for pet parents everywhere. Our quiz will help you think through some of the most important aspects to consider when getting a new dog.