Retirement brings a lot of changes in life – as well as the obvious fact that you no longer have to work, it might also influence other lifestyle changes such as relocating or moving to a home that is more practical for retirement such as these park homes for sale in Gloucestershire http://www.parkhomelife.com/our-parks/orchard-park-homes-gloucester-gloucestershire/ or it might be that you are finally able to fulfil that yearning that you have for travel and are able to create an itinerary for the trip of a lifetime!
When you have more time on your hands, another thing that many people are able to do for the first time is to get a dog. Dogs are great for people who are retired, as you will have a companion to share your time with (and dogs do take up a lot of time!) and also, they are a great way to keep you fit and active, as you need to walk them every day.
So, if you are newly retired and looking for a canine companion to spend your retirement with, here are some of the ways that you can go about getting the right dog for you…
Rescue – Rescue centres are always full of dogs that are in need of a good home and going down the rescue route is a good way to get a dog that is well matched to you and your circumstances. Adult dogs that are in rescue will have been assessed by the people who work there so they will be able to match you with one that suits your lifestyle.
A Breeder – If you want a specific breed and want the dog from a puppy, then going down the route of a breeder is the right thing to do. However, when you decide to do this, it is important to do your research and check that the breeder is ethical and is putting the health of the dogs first. A good place to start looking is on the Champdogs website, as these breeders will all have to be registered with the Kennel Club and they have a set of rules and guidelines in place.
The main thing to avoid is a puppy farm, which is where dogs are treated inhumanely and supporting a business like this is encouraging this sort of bad practice to continue.