We are thinking of adopting a dog. A bigger size dog, not a little one. We were wondering what your experiences are. Should we go with a puppy or an older dog, why/why not?Answer Question
Answer by zoejains_momma at 4:58 PM on May. 16, 2011
I hope you intent to go to a shelter and save a life, it would be easier to go with an older dog because he /she is probably trained somewhat. A puppy would be so nice too, there is nothing like puppy breath and being able to train your dog to your liking, either way, I use to think that puppies would last longer in the shelter before they euthanize but I was wrong, they are killed at the same rate older dogs are, specially if they have some sort of sickness, like eye infections or some silly thing that can be easily be fixed with antibiotic, the shelter gets paid for each dog or cat they kill, they sell the corpses to different organizations, this is one of the many reasons they are killed.
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Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:01 PM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by older at 5:01 PM on May. 16, 2011
Adopting an older dog has so many benefits. They are usually already housebroken or close to it. Depending on the age they are out of the puppy stage. I prefer adopting the older gus because they get over looked and you can find some great dogs. My daughters best friend was an 8 year old aussie we took in. He was amazing with her! I did not have to housebreak him and he needed very little training. Some do need more time put into them as far as training but it is worth. Another positive about adult dogs is their personalilty has already developed so you should have a pretty good idea of the dog you are adopting. Puppies are fun but a lot of work and you don't know what they will be like when they grow up.
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