1. Don't be impulsive
2. Get the right breed
If you have a family, you need to think about them as well. For instance, if there are kids at your home, you want a dog that isn't aggressive and does well around children. If you or someone in your home has allergies, you need to look for pets with a thin coat of fur and shed less hair. Moreover, your experience as a dog owner also matters. If you are a first-timer, go for breeds that are less temperamental like golden retrievers or pugs.
3. Open the calculator app
4. Ask yourself if the time is right
Web.com Reviews suggests that you also talk to a dog breed professional and discuss the puppy's parent's behavioral traits before you adopt one.