Puppies Located in California and Oregon

Puppies Located in California and Oregon

Puppies Located in California and OregonPuppies Located in California and Oregon

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Please Review our Basenji Tips to Help Decide if a Basenji is Right for Your Family.

Questions to ask Yourself When Considering a New Puppy

Getting a Puppy Should be a well-Informed Decision not Based on Emotion.

In addition to our BasenjiTipsWeb download above, here are some honest questions to have with yourself when considering a new puppy.


1. Can I get a new puppy with the commitment to fostering them for  the next 12-15 years of their life?


2. Do I have the financial means to care for my puppy throughout their lifetime? Purchasing a new puppy and their lifelong care can be expensive. A new puppy needs a series of vaccinations; neuter/spay; and a health plan or savings for potential medical emergencies. Moreover, there are training classes; training equipment; housing; and fencing when outside to account for.


3. Is my home, lifestyle, and family members a good environment for a fast-growing puppy? Do I have other animals in the house with aggression problems? Do I have children with aggressive behavioral problems that can hurt a puppy? If I am getting a puppy for my child, can I assume responsibility for the puppy if my child loses interest or moves away? Can I provide a loving and stimulating environment for my puppy?


4. Can I provide a good quality of life by giving the time needed to a new puppy? Time may be our most valuable asset to a puppy. Do I have the time to take puppy training classes once per week for eight weeks? Do I have the ongoing time to socialize my growing puppy with other dogs, people, and places? Do I have the time to exercise, play, and train my puppy for a minimum of twice a day?


These questions may come as a shock for many people emotionally wanting a cute and playful puppy; however, getting honest about the lifelong commitments needed for a new puppy will hopefully help in your journey to discovering if a new puppy if right for you.

Basenji Puppy in a Toy Car.

Basenji Puppy in a Toy Car.