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Should You Adopt a Dog? This Flowchart Will Help You Decide

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    Adopting a pet is a big decision, and while it may be tempting to take home that little pup on a whim, it's important to have a plan. With research and preparation you'll be in a better position to determine whether you have the time, space and money to adopt. This flowchart will help you understand the responsibilities associated with pet ownership and decide whether adopting a dog is right for you.

    More than 53,000 pets were adopted through the 2016 Clear the Shelters campaign, a nationwide push to place deserving animals in forever homes. Join the conversation on social media using #ClearTheShelters.