7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Get a Dog

Jillian Knox Finley

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If you're in the market for a furry new friend, we have a suggested line of inquiry we'd invite you to consider. From pet-proofing your home décor to freeing up your schedule to allow for house-training, there are certain bases you'll want covered before bringing home fido. Having rescued a pup a year ago myself, I'm fresh to the game. Full disclosure: My dog is the single greatest impulse buy I've ever made. You can look before you leap, but if a thoughtful approach is more your speed, let's review some key talking points.

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