Being a dog parent is not easy. We encourage you to come in, speak with an adoption counselor about what type of pet you are looking for, and meet animals that fit your family. A good breeder will allow you to see the parents and will talk to you about genetic health problems which many purebred dogs have.
Largely considered a con of adopting animals from an animal shelter would be that due to an open-door” policy, there is no formal screen process. There are a lot of available dogs out there for adoption. A buyer who chooses to adopt a shelter animal instead of buying a puppy should be just as careful in his choice and as selective of a place to adopt as the puppy buyer should be in his choice of a breed and a puppy.
If you’re reluctant to adopt from abroad, as Ann says, our dogs are neutered, have full health checks, and are simply loving creatures in need of a forever home. If not, look at adopting a quiet, small to medium sized dog who will be easily maintained and trained.
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