- 4 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
So my husband and I recently decided that we’d like to get a dog. I’ve personally always wanted one growing up but my parents hated pets and my husband’s family was the same. We’ve both never had a dog before. We’re thinking of going to a shelter in a couple weeks just to look around. I know that getting a dog is a big responsibility and I wanted to know what advice you ladies have regarding the matter. Those who own dogs, what surprises (good or bad) did you come across when you got a dog. What are some things we should anticipate or do beforehand? I dunno, I’m a little apprehensive about it because we’ve both never owned a dog before, yet very excited at the same time. I’m a BIG dog lover!
We currently live in an apartment in a metropolitan city in the midwest with brutal winters.
We are looking to get a “small” dog. Like a maltese, yorki, havanese, etc. I’m concerned in the winter time whether they’ll get so cold going outside for a walk? Does anyone know if this will not be an issue for a dog of that size? At the same time, I’d be open to suggestions of any dog recommendations you ladies have. My top three important qualities in a dog would be that they are not big shedders, they are great with kids, and are easy to train.
Any thoughts or advice regarding the matter or what breed you’d recommend is greatly appreciated. 🙂