My daughter is nine and she’s at the age where she asks us for a dog on a regular occasion. We are a military family and because we move a lot and travel a lot, I’m having a hard time deciding on the perfect time to get a dog for our family! I know several military families that own dogs, so I plan to take some time to ask questions, do some research, and think about the pros and cons of owning a dog! I know that owning any kind of pet requires hard work and lots of love and dedication!
I’m currently researching the different types of dog breeds and reading about each breed to determine if the breed is right for a family with small children! I know that dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but the safety of my family is number one! I also am trying to decide if we want to adopt a dog from a breeder or if we want to adopt a dog from a rescue shelter. As much as I love rescue shelters, it’s hard to truly know the background of a dog if we don’t know the history of a dog.
To help us with the questions we have about adopting a dog, we are turning to the AKC Rescue Network. The American Kennel Club is celebrating its 130th anniversary this year and is committed to advancing the understanding, benefits, and care of all dogs, as well as promoting responsible dog ownership.
The AKC Rescue Network is America’s largest network of dog rescue groups. They can pair you with purebreds that need a loving home. AKC educates potential dog owners on each breeds unique qualities so that the relationship between the owner and the dog will last a lifetime. It would be hard to be paired with a dog that doesn’t fit well with our family! That’s why it’s important for us to do our homework first before adopting the perfect canine companion for us! We believe in the positive values of predictable, purebred dogs, so we are leaning heavily towards adopting a purebred dog from breeders that know the history of the dog and have given it a positive start at life!
Tips for Buying a Puppy From A Breeder
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