Do Not Buy a Puppy for a Valentine’s Day Gift! It’s Wrong!
This is my personal message to the world!
Do Not Buy a Puppy for a Valentine’s Day Gift! It’s Wrong! It’s dead wrong, I can assure you!
Because I have seen that too many times going wrong! When people buy a puppy for a gift It almost always goes wrong. The percentage of dogs that end up changing home or even in shelters is too high for taking that risk!
When you gift a puppy for a Valentine’s Day to another person it is not actually a gift. It is a responsibility!
The puppy is a living creature and grows up to become a dog and hopefully living 20 years! That means 20 years of responsibility!
Many times when people get a puppy for a gift then it is a nice present at first till they realize that the puppy needs training, the puppy needs feeding, the puppy needs walking, the puppy needs to be taken care of!
I read today again a post where a discussion was about 1 year dog that needs to be rehomed because owners can not keep the dog longer!? The reason is that the dog barks!
Yes, dogs bark. Dogs also do many other things. They chew your shoes 👞 , they run around in your house like mad when bored, they need to be taken care of, they need to be trained in order to behave. Dogs are a responsibility the same way as children are a responsibility! The only difference is they never leave you!
I see taking a dog as taking responsibility! When you gift a puppy to someone you must take yourself the responsibility to find a new home for the puppy when things go wrong!
When you buy a puppy for your child you end up for cleaning and training and walking the dog yourself. This has been 99% true in my experience!
When you buy a puppy for your girlfriend you end up taking care of the dog yourself. I give for it 70% probability!
The only way it might work is when you buy a puppy for your boyfriend or husband for a Valentine’s Day gift. In this case, you force him to walk the dog, to train the dog and when you separate you force the boyfriend also to keep the dog. You call it love. I call it dead wrong anyway.
The same goes also for shelter dog adoption. When you want to make yourself Valentine’s Day gift and adopt a dog, go ahead. But do not gift a puppy or a dog to another person.
And please people, do not promote puppies as Valentine’s Day gifts in order to sell puppies or get shelter puppies a home. It is wrong!
Taking a puppy is a long time responsibility. The decision must be made by this person that will take care of the dog. And think twice before you take a puppy. When you are sure you want the puppy do not take it for Valentine’s Day! Take one week to cool off. And when you then still feel you need to take a puppy, go ahead and take one. But be prepared all those following years ahead with all the joy and problems the dog will bring into your life!
Be a responsible dog owner!