my dad just agreed to let us get a dog from the animal shelter. I have always been asking for one but he always said no. But the dog i showed him on the animal shelter website was in our house about two months ago. Let me explain. the jack russell terrier just arrived into our kitchen and just sat there but we couldn't keep him. He was a stray in our town for a while until he disappeared. He got taken by the dog warden. Now that im allowed to get a dog im not sure if i could care for it as i think i used to want one. We have a good sized back yard for him running in but i will be at school for most of the day. But im sure my dad would walk him and play with him until i come home from school. Don't think i am an inexperienced little teenager i have had a dog before that sadly died of parvo disease shortly after we got him. And i have books on dog care also. Do you think i am ready to get a dog ?
I think that you are ready. It is really awesome that you are getting a dog from a shelter, you are saving a wonderful life. Just be prepared that a dog is your responsibility. You need to be prepared for the good and the bad. This animal will be with you for the next 10-15 years of your life, think really hard about that. It will require money for food, toys, training classes, and especially vet care. But, it will require time, energy, and love, which it sounds to me like you are more than willing to give it. A dog is a big responsibility for anyone regardless of how old or young they are, so think really hard about it. If after you have given it deep thought, and you still feel committed, then you are definitely ready.