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Surprising someone with a dog for Christmas?

Are you thinking of surprising someone close to you with a puppy for Christmas? We’ve all seen the videos or TV commercials where someone surprises their kids, wife or boyfriend with a cute little puppy for Christmas.

Before we reveal my creative ideas to surprising someone, let’s think about why a puppy is the all-time perfect gift.

1. A puppy is cute, cuddly and your special someone has always wanted a puppy!
2. The receiver of this puppy is ready to adopt a puppy, has the time, money and knowledge to raise a puppy.
3. The receiver of this puppy lives in a home that allows dogs and does not ever plan on moving to a home that doesn’t allow dogs.
4. They are ready to make a 15-year commitment to a living, breathing, peeing, pooping, chewing creature!

If you answered yes to all four statements above, then let’s move on. Another great resource you should read is our adoption process.

Adopting a Puppy for a Christmas Gift

How can you adopt a puppy and have it ready on Christmas morning, ready to jump out and surprise your kids, husband or girlfriend. I mean really, it’s not easy to hide a puppy!
They bark, yelp, need to eat, pee and poop… how are you going to do all of this and not let the others in your house know?
I don’t have the answer to that one, but I do have a better idea. Since the process of adopting a puppy can be just as exciting as receiving a puppy, why not give the gift of the entire experience. The experience of searching for the perfect puppy, adopting the cute puppy, and bringing the puppy home.
This is true for adults and kids. So even if you are looking to give your children a puppy for Christmas, the gift of the experience is a much better idea. Your kids will become much more involved in the process, making them more likely to be involved after the new puppy excitement wears off.

Happy Adopting!

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