Assess if your lifestyle can accommodate a puppy's needs, including time, space, and activity level.
Understand that dogs can live for many years, so be prepared for a long-term commitment.
Research different breeds to find one that matches your lifestyle and preferences.
Plan for puppy training and socialization to ensure good behavior and a well-adjusted pet.
Budget for food, grooming, vet bills, and unexpected expenses.
Puppies require a lot of attention, so be prepared to invest time and effort in their care and companionship.
Puppy-proof your home by removing hazards and providing a safe environment.