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Have you been dreaming of getting a dog ever since you saw the reruns of the television classic Lassie as a kid? Or maybe you were fortunate enough to watch the original series. While your dog might not be able to save you week after week from a burning building, a runaway freight train, or the bottom of a well (and in the time it takes to finish a 30-minute episode, too), owning a dog can be a wonderful experience. Credit: Getty Creative Here are 10 things you should know and consider before choosing your canine friend. 1. Dogs take up a lot of time and energy. Yes, they are rewarding. But if you live alone and work twenty hours a day, then perhaps a dog is not the best choice for you....

June has been designated as Adopt A Shelter Cat Month. Needless to say, a whole month dedicated to raising awareness about shelter cats that are in need is a great thing. But, if you are thinking of adopting a cat, there are some things you should consider before you actually bring that furry feline friend home with you. Credit: Dwight Smith / Shutterstock Are you prepared to take responsibility for your new cat for his (or her) entire life time? Cats can live up to 20 years or longer. When you adopt a cat, you should be prepared to house, feed, and care for that cat for that entire time. That requires both a time and financial commitment. Litter boxes need to be scooped daily. Food and...

Missing her back two legs, Boots was saved from euthanasia when she was just 10 days old. A veterinarian in Denver, Colorado, fit Boots with blue "house slippers," and she has been flying down staircases ever since. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Cat Is The Best at Giving Hugs Bunny Om Nom Noms on Raspberries Dog Has Trouble Catching Treats in Mid-Air...