Wednesday, February 16, 2011

the closest thing to owning a dog

I think I've found a way to overcome doubts about owning a dog, and that way is to volunteer to walk a dog at a local shelter. You begin to know dogs and their behavior first hand and learn useful ways to deal with them as well.

To do this, visit a local shelter and let them know that you'd like to volunteer and you'll likely be handed an application. A few shelters actually provide some initial training once you're accepted. This is done in the best interests of your efforts and the dog's well-being. Your success will practically be guaranteed!

Altogether, this is a win-win situation for you, the shelter, and most important of all, the dog.

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