Adding a new four legged member to the family is a big decision that requires a lot of preparation. Before bringing your new pal home, there’s a lot of research to do. Consider things like breed, size, temperament, and care routine. You also need to have toys, food, bedding, and a leash ready to go. It may seem like a lot of work, but once that tail waggin’ friend walks into your life you’ll be absolutely smitten! Knowledge is power, so read on to find out what you can expect during the first month of having your new furry best friend.