As animal lovers, it can be easy to want to take in every dog that touches your heart. After all, there are so many animals out there without loving homes and families. No doubt when you see a precious puppy picture, especially one in need, your heart melts and you want to bring it home. Dogs have such a way to get deep down in our souls and want so much to please humans. Problem is, we can’t take them all in without getting trapped into animal hoarding where you take in more pets than you can physically and financially care for – and it becomes an unhealthy, unsanitary situation. So, how many dogs are too many for your particular home and family? The friendly staff at your local Rockford Petsmart or Petco regarding the needs of your dogs and confer with your Rockford area veterinarian before adding more pets to your home.
There are many factors to consider in regards to how many dogs are too many. To begin with, you must consider the needs of each dog. Caring for a dog includes not only the material needs – bed, toys, blankets, food and water dishes, a good nutritional diet and treats, just to name a few of the necessities – you must also consider the health needs of each pet individually – and all the associated costs.
Bringing several dogs together in the same household can present its own challenges as well. Some dogs just love an environment with other dogs whereas others prefer to be an only pet. Taking in a number of dogs that are aggressive towards one another can reap havoc for you and the family. You are not only putting each dog in danger, the family is in jeopardy as well.
Certain codes exist in specific areas across the country as well so it is always wise to speak with your local city officials as to how many pets you are allowed to have. Each area has a different ordinance as to how many pets are allowed. Some may allow from one to three dogs per household whereas other areas may have no limit.
How many dogs you choose to care for depends on you, your time and energies to provide all the care and necessities of each individual animal. One person may not be able to tolerate the excessive barking and be able to give individual love and attention to several dogs whereas another person may find this not to be a problem. Just remember that, if you cannot give equal amounts of love and attention to all your dogs without falling into emotional and financial distress, maybe you do have too many dogs.
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For all your pets needs in Rockford, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – http://www.petco.com/or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – http://stores.petsmart.com/result-details.php?store=493 – PETLAND, (815) 332-4200 – www.petland.com/
For many of your pets essentials, visit your local Rockford area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations – 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 – 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 – 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620- 2454 S. Alpine Rd.,
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