I've always been a BIG FAN of doggies.   And maybe you're thinking about adopting a dog.  The animal shelter here in Bismarck is a great first step and lots of animals there do need homes!

Tuesday the 26th is National Puppy Day, which got me thinking ... Would you ever adopt a puppy with a significant other?

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Here are a few reasons why it might be a good idea:

It can show you what it feels like to take care of a living thing together WITHOUT having to save for braces and college.
 

Dogs are great company when your man is out of town.
 

Adding a pet to a loving, healthy relationship can make you feel even more loving toward your partner − the theory is that love expands!
 

Raising a dog together, much like raising a kid, puts life in perspective. You worry less about the little things and work on loving your pup.