When you rescue a dog, he rescues you in return. Find an adoptable dog near you.
The relationship between children and their pets is special and comforting, and brings with it many benefits for the child's development. Studies have shown that children with pets have higher self-esteem, improved social skills, and are more popular with their peers. They learn nurturing skills, as well as show improved empathy and a more caring attitude. There is also evidence that pet ownership may help to develop non-verbal communication.
Everyone loves a puppy—but you have to admit that they can be pretty demanding. The housetraining, the teething, and the constant need for attention can take up a lot of time and energy.
Before you head out to the shelter, it's a good idea to have your home already prepared for his arrival—just in case. In addition, it's best if you've already purchased the items he'll need to make the smoothest possible transition.
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