Me and my husband have been hoping to get a dog since the beginning of the year and have only just settled into our new home and are ready for one. We are not just looking because of the current situation as we are both key workers. My permanent job involves working from home and so I am able to make time for a dog during working hours to give him/her the love and attention it deserves! We also have family living locally to help out and would love a dog in their life. We have no children, just an outdoors cat. We have a spacious house and garden with many local parks and commons around us for the puppy. We are aware we will need to spend a lot of time with them and that they require lots of mental and physical activities.
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