Things to Consider Before Getting a Dachshund

Are you considering adding a furry friend to the family? There are a lot of things to consider before you commit to being a pet owner – it’s a big step to take! You must make sure you’re able to dedicate the time, finances and so much more that are all necessary to having a new pet running around the house. Here are some things that Houzz suggests you keep in mind while you think about whether or not you’re ready to bring home a dachshund.

Dachshund PuppyThe first thing you should consider is whether you can truly afford to bring home a pet. The bill for having a dog can get expensive, with food, regular doctor’s visits, medication and toys adding up quickly. You’ll need to be prepared for unexpected expenses, as well, like emergency visits to the vet when your dog eats something not so good, but also for other as-needed necessities, like spaying or neutering and boarding when you go out of town, which can get expensive.

Once you’ve confirmed that you have enough expendable income to afford a pet, you must also figure out if you’re willing to dedicate the time that a new pet requires. You’ll have to come home at regular hours so that your dog can be fed, played with and let out to use the bathroom. If you have a busy and unpredictable schedule and can’t rely on someone to pick up the slack, you may need to reconsider until your schedule slows down.

With all of that said, adding a pet to your family is a wonderful experience, but it’s important to be sure you’re prepared for it! Once you get into the new routine with your new dachshund, you will love having him or her around the house. Dachshunds are loveable, intelligent, cuddly, loyal and a relatively low-maintenance choice for a first pet. Plus, if you have young kids, having a pet is a great way to teach them about responsibility and caring for another creature.

Here at Patti’s Dachshund Farm, we believe in matching our adorable puppies with the perfect new family, so if you’ve decided that adding a new Dachshund puppy to your family is the right thing to do, contact us today to find out more about adopting one of our AKC- and CKC-registered Dachshunds today!