Our friends at the Animal Adoption Center in Jackson gave us a few tips on how to welcome a new dog into your home. While not every match is a good one, the Center does share a few mistakes that first time owners make with their adopted dogs.
While you want to give your dog everything, it is important to have clear boundaries and to respect their adjustment time. They suggest that you do not need to spend 24/7 days a week with your new dog. You also should really consider the social event when you are planning to take your dog out of the house!
Here is their advice: welcoming-your-new-dog-home-101.