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Committing to Puppy Love II

While most of this can be picked up during a quick trip to any pet-supply store, the vet is another matter. If you have friends with dogs, asking them about their vet is a good start. If you don’t have friends with dogs, ask your co-workers. If you have no friends and no co-workers I can totally understand why you’re getting a dog.

By Jes Abeita , in Dog Days in Vancouver , on March 23, 2010 Tags: , , , ,

So, let’s assume you’ve found a fuzzy new best friend.

First- congratulations!

Second- you have a lot to do, but no worries, if you paid attention to the last post, then you chose a dog to fit your lifestyle and living space.

So, if you have a dog in the city of Vancouver, it would be wise to get them l. In Vancouver dog owners can get a license , by mail or in-person at the or .

To get the license, you need to provide your dog’s breed, name, gender, colour, your vet’s name, proof the dog is spayed or neutered and the number if your pet is micro-chipped or tattooed.

Before you bring a new dog home, you should have a few things to make both of your lives easier.

  • Dishes, for food and water.
  • A place for the pooch to sleep.
  • Poo-bags, because the karma you generate if someone steps in your dog’s side-walk bomb can’t be good.
  • Dog food, a good food can help keep your dog healthy. Ask your vet if you’re not sure.
  • Some sort of chewable toy- this may save your shoes/books/apartment/new-relationship-with-your-dog, you get the idea. Make sure the toy is designed for dogs, preferably for dogs the same size as yours.

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Good luck and remember- when it comes to you and your dog, you are the brains of the operation. Act like it and you two should be just fine.