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Adopting a puppy is a serious decision

December 5, 2013
The Marietta Times

Thirteen million families will receive a puppy this Christmas, half will be surrendered before the next Christmas arrives. It is unknown how many die or are killed in that first year. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of dogs exist miserably lacking basic care, housing, food, exercise or social interaction. Buying a puppy should be considered a long-term investment. Most dogs will live 14 to 16 years.

 
 
 

 

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