Having a dog is one of the greatest joys in life. As a dog parent, you always have a loyal companion who gives you unconditional love, greets you enthusiastically every time you come home, and thinks you're the best person ever. Dog guardianship is an absolute delight, but it's also a huge responsibility. Whether you're a new or experienced pooch parent, adding a four-legged member to the family is never a decision to be taken lightly. A dog is a long-term commitment, and one that requires a lot of time, money, and effort at that. Always make sure there's room for a dog in your life before you let one in!