University of Illinois Extension

Finding a Dog That’s Right for You

Before you actually get a dog of your own, be sure you understand fully what it will take to keep your dog happy and healthy.

Bringing a dog into your home will change how you and your family do things.

It’s not like buying a video game where you can decide you don’t like it and can return it, or not play with it anymore.  A dog is a long-term commitment – 10-15 years maybe.