Every dog, regardless of breed, size, or age, requires some daily exercise and enrichment.
While you don't have to be a millionaire to own a dog, they are an expensive investment.
When picturing a dog in your life, consider your family's current and future lifestyle.
A responsible dog owner is someone who proactively plans for their dogs' needs and ensures that those needs are met to the best of their ability.
Dogs are not pre-programmed. Even the most laid-back dogs need to be trained on a regular basis.
Some dogs do not require a large home with a fenced-in backyard, which is why your current living situation must be considered.
When considering prospective breeds, consider what this dog was bred to do, how energetic they are, what their grooming needs are, and how their general temperament may (or may not) fit with your family.
The idea of having a dog or puppy is appealing, but the reality is not. Not everyone can have a dog at all stages of their lives.