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1. You have kids.
Like most people, you’ve probably heard time and again that if you have kids, you should adopt a Beagle puppy (or, gasp! find a Beagle puppy for sale). The rationale is that an adult shelter dog is an unknown quantity, so buying or adopting a Beagle puppy is safer. Actually, the opposite is closer to the truth. Puppies are not usually a great choice with kids; they have very limited control over their biting/mouthing impulses, and when you mix that with lots of energy and unbelievably sharp little teeth, it’s a recipe for your small fry to be in tears. Puppies are tiny chewing machines and can destroy a favorite stuffed animal or security blanket in short order. Adult dogs, on the other hand, are generally calmer, and their personalities are already fully developed and on display. When you meet an adult dog, you can see how they are with kids and with other animals. This takes the guesswork out of wondering how a puppy will turn out as a full-grown dog.
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Despite the fact that millions of dogs end up in animal shelters in need of a home each year, many people looking to buy a Pittsburgh dog for sale don’t know to think about adoption from an animal shelter or humane society. Many people simply are not aware of how many great adoptable dogs are available at Pittsburgh shelters. Some people might also have the misconception that dogs in shelters have something wrong with them. In fact, most Pittsburgh dogs for adoption end up in shelters not because of any problem with pet behavior or health issues, but because they were dropped off by someone who simply didn't have the time or money to care for the animals. In some cases pets are lost and never found by their owners. These dogs are healthy and very eager to please. Shelter dogs are wonderful- just ask anyone who has one! Pittsburgh shelters have dogs of all breeds, including purebred dogs. Purebred dogs for sale in Pittsburgh sometimes end up in shelters because the person who bred their purebred dog was not able to sell all the puppies. These people are sometimes called "backyard" dog breeders. They are people who breed dogs as a hobby or to make money, but don’t make a commitment to the puppies for life if they cannot find them a home. Purebred dogs also end up in shelters for the reasons that any dog might- the owner died, moved and couldn’t take the dog in their new apartment, etc. While people often think they want a purebred dog, they might not realize that often mixed-breed dogs are genetically healthier. Less inbreeding means less inherited genetic disease and breed related defects, lower vet bills and happier little pooches! Adoption is a win-win for dogs and pet lovers. How can you find a dog to love you for life? It’s simple: Adopt! Pet Adoption - Search dogs or cats near you
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With such a huge overpopulation problem, looking for a Bolognese dog for sale, or Bolognese puppies breeders, sadly contributes to this tragedy. Rescue groups that specialize in adoption work very, very hard to help adult dogs find good homes. Rescues are almost always made up of a group of volunteers. They often keep Bologneses for adoption in their own homes while they assess their health and personalities. If a dog needs basic training, often the rescuer will provide it. If a dog needs medical treatment, many dedicated dog rescuers pay for it out of their own pocket. These people are incredibly passionate about rescue, and they work tirelessly to make sure every dog finds a home. Nothing is as rewarding to these heroes as a successful adoption! Please help these healthy pets, before looking at a Bolognese puppies breeder, or a Bolognese puppy for sale search our Bolognese adoption database at this page! and saves lives. or and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.