What to know be­fore bring­ing home an adopted dog

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Dogs play a spe­cial role in a home, bring­ing laugh­ter, love and warmth. But dog own­er­ship comes with great re­spon­si­bil­ity and there are cer­tain things to con­sider be­fore be­gin­ning the adop­tion process. Es­tate has part­nered with Adopta-Pet.com for the “Homes for Dogs Project” which aims to find homes for 20,000 dogs in 2015. The com­pany will en­gage its net­work of 87,000 sales as­so­ciates to help adopt­able dogs find homes in their com­mu­ni­ties through a va­ri­ety of tac­tics, in­clud­ing host­ing adop­tion days by part­ner­ing with lo­cal shel­ters in the Adopt-a-Pet.com net­work.

To learn more about how you can help make the adop­tion goal a re­al­ity, visit www.cold­well­banker.com/dogs.

You should al­ready have iden­ti­fied the vet­eri­nar­ian you plan to use be­fore tak­ing your dog home, as a dog’s med­i­cal care should begin im­me­di­ately af­ter adop­tion.

Re­mem­ber to bud­get for dog own­er­ship. Be­yond regular sup­plies, food vac­ci­na­tions and check-ups, add in some pad­ding as an emer­gency fund.

As ev­ery dog lover knows, there is noth­ing quite like com­ing home af­ter a long day and be­ing greeted by man’s best friend. With a dog adop­tion, you can make your home an even more wel­com­ing, com­fort­able place.

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