Buying for yourself. A puppy is a wonderful companion, but they can be tough to properly care for if you live alone. If you are fortunate enough to work from home, chances are you’ll have no problem caring for a puppy. But if you work away from your home, it can be difficult to care for a puppy while working full time. A puppy needs to be housebroken and trained. All of those things take time. Not to mention, puppies crave love and attention, and oftentimes don’t do very well when alone for long stretches of the day. Further, many breeds of dog require a good deal of exercise in order to be happy. None of this is to say that you can’t be a puppy owner while living alone. But you need to make sure you’ll be able to provide your puppy with the requisite care and attention they need.