posted ago by IBentMyWookie ago by IBentMyWookie +8 / -1

Our family never had dogs, but many cats growing up.

I was thinking about adopting, then met a super sweet foster pup when visiting my folks an hour away.

Passed application and did phone interview with foster mom. Picked a day that worked with both our schedules to meet again; when I got off the phone realized the 20th is Father’s Day!

Looking for any and all tips for first time dog adoption please and thank you!

About her: 3-5 year old pit mix. definitely neglected (no idea about physical abuse but came into the shelter skin and bones). Sweet but completely shy/passive personality presenting right now. I’ll put it this way, the shelter never does this, but they kept her in their office valve cause animal area was too chaotic for her.

My house is fairly quiet. In the city but I guess she came from Baltimore. I have a few acres of public park a block away. Got a gate, big crate (from when I used to dog sit) and 💯 excited and nervous!

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doublethink 4 points ago +5 / -1

You're not a dog dad. You are a dog owner.

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Cstriker01 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thank you. OP, you aren’t a blood haired fat harpy “cat mom.” Your a grown ass man. Wear that with honor.

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Independenceforever 2 points ago +2 / -0

Take the time to read a few books from the library on dog training

PAY EXTRA TO GET YOUR DOG HIGHER QUALITY FOOD AND SUPPLEMENTS OR COOK FOR YOUR DOG.

cannot stress this enough. do not cheap out on your dog's food.

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IBentMyWookie [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

She was so malnurished coming into the shelter that yes this is a huge priority for me.

I’ve been planning on cleaning up my own diet and cutting back on booze, so that should free up some money for the good stuff.

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bill_in_texas 2 points ago +2 / -0

Get some extra sleep now, so you'll be well rested when the big day arrives. Doggo will need some help settling in, you might be up at night.

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IBentMyWookie [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thanks Bill :)