The right dog for you – pet adoptions that work!

Pittman & Davis When it comes time to think about the right dog for you, it’s time to center yourself and think about who you are, what your needs are, and the needs of the dog-or cat—you might be bringing into your family. It’s really a matter of your image of yourself—or the image you want the world to see—being congruent with who you really are. So, in this context here is what congruent means. Example—you THINK you should be out running on trails, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors all summer but, truth be told, you work 14 hour days and really prefer to curl up on the couch with a book or a good movie. But there’s that image you’re projecting out there so you get a high-energy dog that NEEDS to run, and NEEDS to be kept busy. You try, but after awhile you are too tired, you’re stressed, the dog is stressed, and neither of you is getting what you need. You’ll have a better chance of zeroing in on which dog is right for you if you’re congruent with yourself! Conversely, maybe you THINK you should be more of a homebody—your family or friends expect that—but you really like to go go go—you’ll be frustrated if your pet is TOO needy, or doesn’t enjoy the active lifestyle you prefer. When you ask yourself “what pet is right for me?” the first step in answering that question is to figure out who you really are, what your lifestyle needs are, and to be OK with that regardless of what those around you might say or think. This seems so simple but it is truly the most

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One comment on “The right dog for you – pet adoptions that work!

  1. Lightheartedbooks

    Another terrific video, Marilyn, with great suggestions for anyone looking to adopt a critter.

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