Processed previous dog's loss, ready for another dog emotionally.
Sufficient time and energy for daily care and exercise.
Able to support another dog financially.
Ensure compatibility with other pets in the household.
Agreement from all household members for getting another dog.
Assess suitability of living space for a new dog.
Willingness to provide training and socialization.
Prepared for long-term care and attention.
Adjusted to significant lifestyle changes.
Educated about breed/type to ensure suitability.