Paws and reflect before adopting that ‘pandemic puppy,’ experts warn

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid-19-puppy-dog-purchase-adoption-pros-and-cons-1.5538510

Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul

Have you noticed all the new puppies in your neighbourhood and social media feed? Have the kids been haranguing you for an adorable Aussiedoodle or miniature dachshund? Pandemic puppies may be the new sourdough, but local dog experts are cautioning families to think long and hard before buying or adopting a dog during the lockdown. On the surface, there’s a persuasive argument for embracing a #COVIDpuppy: suddenly, there’s an abundance of that precious commodity, time.