|Thinking About Getting A Dog?
Consider An Adult Purebred
Thinking about getting a dog? Keep in mind that
while new puppies are cute and cuddly, they require an
Prospective dog owners looking for older dogs
typically visit animal shelters. Shelters can be great places to find a
The American Kennel Club's Web site, www.akc.org,
can be a great place to begin the search for a purebred pet. All
The volunteers who run these rescue groups spend
countless hours taking in stray, abandoned, relinquished and/or
As experts in matters concerning their breed-including the breed's strengths and weaknesses, health issues, best training methods, grooming how-to's, and temperament-they are well equipped not only to provide temporary "foster care" but also to assess which new home will ensure the best match between dog and owner.
Experts at the AKC urge you to ask yourself if you want a lap dog or one that can accompany you on jogs in the park. Do you have time to care for a dog with a full bushy coat or prefer one with a coat that is short and smooth? Do you have a fenced in backyard or will you be able to provide your dog with appropriate exercise to keep it healthy and fit? The more you know, the happier you and your new pet will be.
If you are interested in giving a rescued purebred
dog a second chance for a safe and happy life, visit
One of the benefits of owning a purebred dog is that you know what to expect.