1. We all want to adopt: All the residents of the house, all family members including everyone (father, mother, children), or all roommates are ready and want to adopt a dog. Even when the children will go to the army or leave home, you will continue to take care of the dog for the rest of his life.
  2. Dog is not a child’s play: Although the children request persistently, a dog is not adopted as a game for them. We adopt the dog because we parents are committed to taking care of him for the rest of his lives. The kids may be fed up very quickly with the new attraction that came into the house, and the treatment will fall on the parents. Even if the children promise to help, know that they alone will not be able to do so.
  3. Protected space: Check that your home and yard are prepared to pick up a dog – so he would not run away and be in a protected environment for the rest of his life. We don’t hand over dogs for tethering in the yard. With us, a dog is part of the family.
  4. Economic dog: Make sure that you can take care of the dog financially and take care of him as a family member who needs medical treatments, vaccinations, food, pension when you fly abroad and more.
  5. For the trip we went out: Check that you can ensure that the dog will go out at least 3 times a day for a trip that is important for physical exercise, an encounter with more tails and of course defecation – even if you have a garden. If everyone’s working, check that there’s someone who’s going to do it for the rest of the dog’s life.
  6. Has the landlord gone mad? If you live in a rented apartment check that the contract with the landlord allows you to bring a dog in the house. If you have decided to move – do not agree to move to an apartment where animals are not allowed.
  7. Dogs do not speak Hebrew: A dog is not a human being, he does not always know house manners and boundaries and can destroy, jump, defecate and bark. Know that dogs do not understand our language and being angry will not always help. Patience is needed and even professional advice, and all things that are disturbing can be solved.
  8. Initial adaptation: The dog you adopt does not know where he is going, does not know his new environment and needs time to adapt. Most dogs take between one and two weeks to adjust and feel safe in the new place. It is important to be sensitive to this period of adaptation – to introduce the new home to dog in a positive way, while at the same time dictating boundaries and explaining what is allowed and what is forbidden.
  9. Children and dogs are a joy: If you are a young couple planning to have children in the future, keep in mind that the dog remains even after the birth of the first, second, third child and may there be more.
  10. A dog is part of the family: You may change apartment, change sofas, fly abroad, change jobs, get married, God forbid get divorced, paint the apartment, change the kitchen – as long as the dog remains part of the family and stays with you after all these changes.


Now if you’ve decided that adoption is for life – you’re welcome to come to us and adopt a friend for life!