S: Are You Ready For a Dog? 2010 by Olivia Scott
FC: Are You Ready For a Dog? By Olivia Scott
1: Are You Ready For a Dog? By Olivia Scott
2: I want to say thanks to Mr.Love (my Tech. Teacher), Family, Friends, and Mixbook.
3: All the dogs you will see in this book were up for adoption! In Montgomery County, PA there is a place called the SPCA. The SPCA is a shelter with dogs, cats, and even rabbits. This place is working hard to make sure their animals are healthy and can be placed for adoption. If you live near here and you're going to get a pet I would try the SPCA. Check out their website www.Montgomerycountyspca.org
4: Puppy Mills
5: Many dogs are found in Puppy Mills. They breed dogs and sell them to pet stores. Puppy Mills aren't good because they don't take care of the dogs. They keep them in very cramped cages. Usually the dogs become sick and then other dogs get sick. If a dog has a special need or is ill the Puppy Mills will either put the dog to sleep or let it die on it's own. So you think it would be good to get a dog there so it doesn't die but once one is sold the puppy mill will try to breed more dogs to sell.
6: To stop puppy mills all you have to do is don't buy dogs from pet stores. That way the puppy mills will go out of business because they can't sell any dogs. If you want a pet you should check local shelters for dogs and other pets. | How to STOP puppy Mills
7: Most shelters need assistance. To help you can contact them to volunteer.
8: Adopting a Dog
9: To adopt a dog you first have to make sure your family is OK with having a dog. Then make sure you have all a dog needs.You should have... | Adopt a dog | 1. A big yard 2. A sturdy fence so the dog can't run away 3. A place for the dog to sleep (like a dog house) 4. Lots of puppy or dog love 5. Dog food and water
10: Choosing a Dog
11: Now you need to choose a dog. I would go to a local animal shelter. If you're allergic you should get a hypo-allergenic dog. Choosing a dog can be hard, but you should choose the one that bonds with you the most.
12: Try to choose a dog that is friendly. If you have a child make sure the dog doesn't bite, doesn't get too jumpy, and isn't too big for your place. Make sure the dog isn't sick when you adopt him. Also make sure it gets its shots every year. Next, after you bring the dog home try to connect with the dog. Play with it, feed it, walk it, make sure it's not scared. After spending time with it, find a name that fits him or her.
13: It is important you have a collar and a leash for the dog. Give the dog lots of attention. After awhile it will connect with you then you can teach him or her tricks. Make sure it makes friends.
14: Give your dog a lot of love. Feed it every day and remember to walk it. Let it exercise by running, playing a sport, or walking somewhere and back. Now, you're ready for a dog. Have fun with it and always give it lots and lots of love.
15: Make sure it eats well
19: Hi my name is Olivia and I wrote Are You Ready For a Dog? I've always loved dogs and writing, so this was a way to mix stuff up. I wrote Are You Ready For a Dog? when I was 10 years old. I hope you like my book. | Meet The Author