With overpopulation and euthanization in shelters across the country on the rise, adopting a new dog is one sure solution to this problem.
It can both both exciting and challenging to begin the process of adopting a new dog. Here are some important practical considerations before adopting your new pet.
Learn about the breed’s energy level. Does it match yours? Some breeds require lots of space and (more…)
Choosing a new Pet is an exciting event for the entire family. While there is certainly no shortage of canines available for adoption from animal shelters and private breeders, there are some specific things you should look for and think about before adopting a dog.
If you’re adopting a dog in New York, you should know that there are adoption fees associated with adding a beloved pet to your family. The amount you spend on the adoption fee really depends on where you get the dog. Many shelters will charge a small fee to adopt a dog while breeders can charge hundreds or even thousands for a full-bred canine. There are rarely any shelters in New York that will allow you to adopt (more…)
It’s become a cliche in today’s world that dog bites are so common, they aren’t worthy of being reported or even mentioned. There are a number of accidents which can occur on a homeowner’s property that are barely even mouthed as they occur too frequently for us to fathom or concern ourselves.
The sad reality is that while we may not talk about these events or want to think about them, we can be held liable for them if they happen on our property. If our dog bites a passerby or our sidewalk leads to a sprained ankle, we may have to cover medical expenses and repair costs. These events often find themselves before civil courts and with decisions that cost us directly.
With the right liability insurance, costly legal battles can be avoided for common injuries and accidents on a homeowner’s property. Dog bites, cracked sidewalks, falling limbs, and other events can be covered as a liability on the policy. Instead of having to cover the costs out of our own pockets, the insurance company pays the medical bills or repair costs associated with the injury.
This protection avoids drawn out legal battles, the need for lawyers and court appearances. The insurance company pays the claim directly to the injured party and negotiates directly with them. Your involvement is minimal. If there are any structural changes required by the insurance company, a claims representative will present them to you in order to maintain the liability coverage.
Accidents happen, no matter how well we try and avoid them. Things happen beyond our control every day. With a home liability policy, those unfortunate events and accidents don’t have to cost you a fortune. You can protect your family from financial ruin with a homeowners liability insurance policy on your private property.
This article is provided by writers at www.shophomeinsurance.net.
Adopting a dog can be a exciting experience for both you and your children. Whether you’re adopting from a rescue shelter, a private seller or a pet store, it’s always important that your children will get along with the dog you are interested in adopting. It’s extremely important that the breed of dog you adopt is known for it’s patience, good temperament and fun loving spirit. There are several breeds of dogs that are considered the best dog breeds for kids. For example, Beagles, Bulldogs, Collies, Irish Setters and Labrador Retrievers are loving, patient and (more…)
What a wonderful expression of kindness and love it is to open your home to an adopted dog. Before you bring your furry bundle of joy home there are things you can do that will help to prepare you and make the transition from pet free to proud parent that much easier on you both.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Find out about feeding and exercising your new friend. The adoption agency staff have spent time with the animals and will (more…)
Congratulations on your decision to have a companion. You will find that a dog will bring you joy for a long time. There are, however, some questions you must ask before making a selection.
At the adoption agency
When you arrive at the agency, take time to notice the animals. Dogs that are excited, barking and jumping are not the best with small children or small apartments. They have energy to spare; you will have a hard time (more…)
Adopting a dog may seem like a fun but stressful time, but knowing the benefits of adopting a dog will help increase your excitement. A dog will improve your family time and improve everything from your physical health to your mental health. Here are some ways adopting a dog can benefit your family.
Improve Your Health
Many studies have proven that having a pet such as a dog helps reduce stress. Simply petting your dog will lower your blood pressure so that you feel more relaxed. A dog is also a great companion for exercising; (more…)
If you are looking for a dog to add to your family, you should always consider adoption first. There are millions of puppies and adult dogs who find themselves without a family to love. Adoption dogs come in all sizes, ages, and breeds, so finding a dog to adopt in New York should be easy for any prospective dog owner.
Two places to check into when considering dog adoption are the local Humane Societies, and any local breed rescues. Humane Societies handle adoptions for dogs who have been (more…)