Survivify: Family

How to Survivify: Your First Dog

You're about to embark on a great adventure. Owning a dog is extremely rewarding. It's also a lot of work, especially in the beginning, but having a furry friend as a companion is a priceless experience. Dogs are amazing creatures, and your life will be enriched in ways you can't even imagine.

Look on the bright side:

  • You'll always have a best friend now.
  • Your cat will probably forgive you. Probably.
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Tips from the trenches:

  • Start training early. Your dog will appreciate it and so will your furniture.
  • Save a life. Adopt a shelter dog.
  • Make sure you choose an appropriate breed for your living situation and lifestyle.
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Survival kit contents:

(replenish as often as needed)

Words of Wisdom

Every dog must have his day. -Jonathan Swift
Happiness is a warm puppy. -Charles M. Schulz
A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. -Ogden Nash