Dog Adoption Counseling

Start out on the right paw! Let me help you choose which type of dog is best for you!

Adopting a dog is a huge responsibility and is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Many dogs end up in shelters because people did not take the time to really consider everything that comes with having a dog and what type of dog would best fit their lifestyle.


Can I afford to properly care for a new dog?
Food, vet bills, training, pet sitting, all these things can add up.Dirza and Paws-Abilities

Do I have the time required to properly care for a dog?
All dogs, especially young ones require exercise, play, mental stimulation and training.

What breed fits my lifestyle?
All dogs are individuals with different personalities but unlike any other animal, dog breeds have been bred for very specific jobs or functions. Even though most dogs now a days are not doing the “job” they were originally bred to do, that instinct is still in them. So it is important to understand the breed or breed mixes in a dog.

Should I get a puppy or an older dog?
Dirza and Paws-AbilitiesPuppies are cute but they are a lot of work. Maybe an older dog that is already potty trained and past its puppy chewing stage would be best fit for you and your family.

Should I get a dog from a shelter?
Adopting a dog from a shelter or a rescue group is saving a life! There are many wonderful dogs of all breeds, ages, shapes and sizes available for adoption. There are important things to know and look for when adopting a dog.

Should I get a dog from a breeder?
How do you know if a breeder is reputable?

These are just a few of the questions to consider. If you are thinking of adopting a dog, I can help you answer these questions and more.

I will help you make a responsible and informed decision that will hopefully lead to a wonderful life-long relationship between you and your new canine companion.




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