8 Ways to Know If Your Family Is Ready for a Pet

You Have Enough Time

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6. You Have Enough Time

Do you have enough time to commit to taking care of a pet? If you have a 9-5 job, it may not be the best idea to get a dog or an animal that needs to be fed more than twice a day. And if you can’t muster up the energy to take a dog for a walk after work, you might want to reconsider. If dogs aren’t allowed to run, play, and socialize, or are left alone for too long, they can experience anxiety or other types of distress. Just like people, animals need love and attention.