You’ve taken the leap and adopted a dog. Great work! Your life is about to change. It is about to change a lot. Will it be a positive change? If you’ve adopted the right dog, absolutely! How do you know if you have adopted the right dog, you ask? Well, some times you will know right away. Other times it may become apparent a few months or even years down the road.
Here are 8 signs that you’ve adopted the right dog:
You don’t want to go to work or get groceries or even check the mail because you want to spend all your time with your dog.
When you are at work, all you want to do is look at pictures of your dog, talk about your dog, get home to your dog.
Your dog greets you excitedly every time you come home and you equal their enthusiasm.
Your dog loves to cuddle (or doesn’t love to cuddle depending on your comfort level with cuddling).
All plans you make now have to include your dog. It’s not because you can’t leave your dog alone for a little while, but because, once again, you want to spend all your time with your dog.
Your dog gets you out the door, active and moving (or your dog loves to watch Netflix depending on your comfort level with activity).
Your dog knows when you are feeling down and how to cheer you up.
The biggest sign you have adopted the right dog?
You can’t possibly imagine your life without them. You can’t really even remember your life before your dog.
Some of these are silly and exaggerated, but that last one, you’ll know it. You’ll feel it.