With the holidays just around the corner, many families are considering getting a new puppy. First and foremost, one should never get a puppy or dog as a present. They are more than presents, they are for LIFE. If you barely have time for yourselves due to your crazy and sporadic lifestyle, then you definitely will not have time for a new dog and definitely ZERO time for a Labrador puppy.

However, if the time is right and you have done your research, prepared to make tons of sacrifices, have a free and clear schedule of distractions and engagements and collectively agreed as a family to support your furry new kid for his entirety…. then you are ready. It’s a Lab Thing will always, always recommend adopting. Trust me there are plenty of puppies available. Never Buy From a Store… PERIOD!! This video from the ASPCA is the perfect example why.