Don’t do it. Unless you’re completely serious.
I live in Korea which can be a very transitory place; many foreigners come, get lonely and think to themselves, “I want a dog.” A year long contract finishes and they want to go home, so they post dogs for sale or free dog postings for someone to take their dog because they’re going home. I think these people are some of the lowest human beings on earth. To take a dog in and give it a home and a life and then take that away from them. They think, well at least I gave it a home, yeah you did but you might have taken away its opportunity to go to someone who would take care of it for its entire life. We have two dogs and a rabbit, the rabbit was a foreigner’s rabbit who was going home and blah blah blah.
I had a dog growing up who lived until she was eighteen years old! Essentially owning a dog is like having a child, it is a long committment and you should be willing to make that committment once you get one~ the same applies for any pet! Dogs are very sensitive, believe it or not. How would you feel if you had a home that was taken away from you? Getting a pet and abandoning it is a selfish act, it is a living creature and should be treated with respect. Don’t get a pet for your own selfish needs, make it part of your family and treat it as such. If you want a pet but, you have to ask if you should get one… Look for one with a short lifespan, if you can handle taking care of that, then ask yourself again if you should get a dog. I think your answer will be no. When you don’t even have to ask yourself if you’re ready, then perhaps you should look into it. I would have ten dogs if I could, but I know my life’s limitations. So should you.