indigomama Posted January 29, 2012 Share Posted January 29, 2012 (edited) Our family was really hoping to get a particular breed of dog, but we wanted an older more mature (read mellower) dog so we applied to adopt from a rescue group. But with all the recent threads on difficult rescues and little kids, I was wondering if we should not do it? Should we wait until we're ready for a puppy? Meaning is it always safer when having children to get a puppy from a reputable breeder than to get an adult dog? (ETA:we are not applying to adopt a puppy, we only want an older dog-we know puppy hood is not for us right now) Do rescues ever work in a home with small kids? If so, please share stories. Thanks! ETA: The rescue group we contacted, is breed specific, been around for 30 years and has a good reputation of matching dogs to families, that's why we picked them. Edited January 29, 2012 by indigomama clarification Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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