I am looking to adopt a small dog into our family, but do have some requirements to what I want. I feel that I have researched all that I can on the web and still feel lost, does anyone know of somewhere I can go to get dog advice from a person? I have tried the pound and are not much help other than wanting me to adopt one of their dogs which I am not ready to do yet. I am looking to start seriously looking to buy/adopt in January for as long as it takes to find the right one for us. I need ideas ladies. Thank you.Answer Question
Answer by sophiafarris at 12:34 PM on Nov. 23, 2008
Answer by NoshnBasket at 12:34 PM on Nov. 23, 2008
I just wanted to say Kudos to you for actually researching and putting thought into this before adopting a pet. So many people bring animals into their homes and find out real quick it's not going to work and then send them back to the pound or giving/selling them to another unfit family. Do you have any idea at all as to what kind of dog your family would like? When we bought our dogs we looked into what kind of temperament they have, if they become threshold aggressive, if they tolerate children well, what their health risks are, and how easy it is to take care of them. We ended up with 2 miniature Schnauzers and a Border Collie. They all get along great. Although, the Border Collies loves the "herd" people and other animals around the house, which we already knew would happen. lol
Answer by Southerncharmes at 12:37 PM on Nov. 23, 2008
Answer by vbongard at 12:39 PM on Nov. 23, 2008
Good boundaries you have set. My sister raises Shihtzu's and they are so easy to take care of. They do not require a lot of outside time and will snuggle and lay often with family members. In some ways they are prone to yap BUT it can be tailored down with training. I think the barking can be worked with as a small pup.
Answer by Southerncharmes at 12:45 PM on Nov. 23, 2008
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on Nov. 23, 2008
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