A long time ago, we told our son, Mr 5, “We can’t have a puppy, we live in a unit. When we move into a house, we can get a puppy.”
Fast forward a couple of years. We moved into a house.
“Mum? Dad? When can we get a puppy?” asks our son. Cue blank stare. How did he not forget about that?!We told him “let’s have 6 months in the house, first. If you’re a good boy, we will talk about getting a puppy.” He still asks, often, when we are getting one, when we can get one, and if we are getting one today. “No, not today,” we respond.
we I have been looking. While The Mechanic is not all that thrilled about getting a pup, I feel like it is inevitable, and I am excited about it. I always said if Mr 5 wasn’t getting a sibling, he needed a dog. I think every little boy needs a dog.
But what dog do we get? It’s the million dollar question. “Get a rescue dog” people say. “Get a rottweiler” my coworker says. “I’m getting a chocolate lab” another coworker says. “Don’t get a dog!” a friend with dogs says. Breeders are expensive, and you may have to go on a wait list. I don’t want to use a puppy farm.
So here are my questions, blogosphere, and IBOTers…how do we know what breed to get? How do we know where to get said breed from? More importantly, how do we make sure this is the right decision for us? All input is appreciated!
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