7 Reasons Not to Get a Puppy ...

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Is there anything cuter than a weetle puppy?

We think not!

But as Erika mentions in her post, owning a puppy is a HUGE responsibility and one that is not for everyone.

Read on and find out if you're fit to own one.

Thanks Erika!

I love animals.

Ever since I was a little girl I especially loved puppies.

They are beyond cute and so clumsy!

However, people get so blindsided by their cuteness that they tend to forget just how much work they are.

Here are 7 reasons why not to get a puppy.

1. 24/7 Care

A puppy is like a baby.

They need constant care!

Puppies need to go out at least every two hours to do their "business" outside.

Even once the dog is house broken, it still needs to go out every two hours and holding it in can be really bad for the pup.

If you go to school or to work full time, this is one point you really need to consider.3

2. Love and Affection

Puppies need a lot of love and affection.2

If you're not around 24/7 they will miss you more than you can imagine!

Some dogs can even become depressed if you leave them for long periods of time alone, especially if it's often.

3. Dog Odor

I love my dog to death!

But no matter how much you clean or shower him, the smell still lingers.2

You have to ask yourself if this is something you're willing to live with all the time.

4. Shedding

Believe me when I say there will be shedding.

Even when the breed is known for "not shedding" it will shed.

I have a whippet and the breed is known for "not shedding," so why is there dog hair on everything!

I love my dog, but I don't want to go to class or a job interview with dog hair all over nor do I want to go to bed on a pile of dog hair.

Fur looks cuter on animals than on clothes.

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