Adopting a pet is a big decision, and while it may be tempting to take home that little pup on a whim, it's important to have a plan. With research and preparation you'll be in a better position to determine whether you have the time, space and money to adopt. This flowchart will help you understand the responsibilities associated with pet ownership and decide whether adopting a dog is right for you.
About Clear the Shelters
Nearly 700 shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 that helps find loving homes for animals in need. Over 50,000 pets found their forever homes in 2016.