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A Georgia dog adoption can be a wonderful experience, but there is also a great deal of responsibility that goes with it. When determining if you are ready for a new dog consider the following factors. What is you schedule like and try to be realistic, so you can judge how much time you will have to devote to your new dog. Are there any children in your household and do you currently have any pets? Not all types of dogs do well with small children and you want to be sure your current pet gets along with the new dog.

Visiting your local shelter and rescue groups should be your next stop on this journey. An application will need to be filled out and then an adoption counselor will assist you with finding the right dog. Many rescue shelters will require all members of the household visit the shelter to meet the new dog. They may also want to visit the home and need an adoption contract sign. The person adopting may need to be a minimum age of 18-23 and have valid ID. It’s important to be aware of your local shelters specific requirements and most will have them posted on their website. Adoption fees can range from $150 – $300 and all dogs ought to be up to date on all shots and neutered or spayed. All this hard work will pay off when you bring home the perfect dog.

Every state, city and county has laws that protect dogs and other animals. Georgia, like many other states, has specific laws, rules and regulations that must be followed when adopting a dog. You can find information about these laws at http://www.georgiaanimalcontrol.org/. There you’ll find important information that will be handy when adopting a dog.

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