It’s hard to imagine a more heart-warming sight. As Christmas morning dawns, an excited child scrambles to the tree, unwrapping a large box tied with a bow. Inside, his or her new puppy awaits. Screams of delight ensue and the perfect Christmas morning Youtube video is born.
What a great present, right? Wrong. A dog is for life, not a holiday gift.
Puppies are not presents and should never be a surprise. Choosing to add a dog to your family is a long term commitment that requires lots of discussion, thought and research. So, whether you’re buying for a child or an adult, if you’re feeling the pressure to find the perfect last minute gift we recommend you consider a sweater instead.