I've had my pooches for six weeks now. It's been an adjustment for all three of us. I've learned that it takes dogs time to build up stamina for long walks when they've lived in a kennel environment all of their lives. And they've learned that my dining room floor is not a toilet.
Curves and Gold, my rescued greyhounds, have been so wonderful to have. As I've mentioned before, they make me a happier person. They always greet me with wagging tails.
There's great benefits to owning dogs. Dog companionship has been demonstrated to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Dog owners have less depression. They get over acute illnesses much quicker. And dog owners live longer.
Of course, if you're looking to get your own dogs, rescue. NEVER buy from a breeder. So many dogs need loving homes.