Today is National Rescue Dog Day when we celebrate the rescued furbabies in our lives and remind people that the shelters are full and overfull with dogs looking for their fureber homes. Lexi is one of those lucky ones that found her fureber homes and shows her undying love and gratitude by keeping her hooman's yard free from those evil squirrels. And the more parkour she does in her costumes, all the better!
If you've been thinking about getting a dog, now would be a perfect time to do so. But please, for the sake of your happiness and the happiness of the dog, do your homework before you look for a new addition to the family. You should know if you want an active dog to play and run with or if you want a couch potato to join you for binge-watching sessions. Good sources to start out with is the American Kennel Club's Breed Selector or the Humane Society's Finding Your Match.
Most of all, don't be afraid to ask questions. The more you can learn about a dog, the better that you can deal with any behaviors, especially during the adjustment picture. And with a little bit of luck and some training, you can have yourself a dog or dogs that look at you with the same love that my boys show the treat I'm holding.
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