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Like most people, you’ve probably heard time and again that if you have kids, you should adopt a Maltese puppy (or, gasp! find a Maltese puppy for sale). The rationale is that an adult shelter dog is an unknown quantity, so buying or adopting a Maltese 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.

SMALL DOG RESCUE has dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens for adoption. Adopt a pet in PRINCETON, NJ.

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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.

Poodle and Pooch Rescue has small dogs for adoption in Florida

Small Dog Rescue has dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens for adoption. Adopt a pet in Jacksonville, FL. Sweet girl! Ruby is an adorable 7-month-old, 4-pound Terrier/Chihuahua mix puppy with a happy and playful personality. She and her brother Alex, already adopted, were born and raised in foster care. Their mother Jessie is very small, and Ruby will most likely be under 10 pounds as an adult. She is looking for an adopter with the time and patience to raise a puppy with lots of love and positive guidance. Due to her small and fragile size, adult adopters or families with kids over age 8 preferred. Puppy obedience class registration required for adoption. Sponsored By: Greatbuttons in honor of Pashapockettzadie

Adopt a Dog - Tiny Paws & Chi Rescue - Spring, Tomball, Houston TX

Like most people, you’ve probably heard time and again that if you have kids, you should adopt a Papillon puppy (or, gasp! find a Papillon puppy for sale). The rationale is that an adult shelter dog is an unknown quantity, so buying or adopting a Papillon 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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