Getting a new puppy can be one of the most exciting times of your life, but not everyone is prepared for what comes next when they get a puppy. They are a lot of responsibility and, unfortunately, many people return their puppy before theyve become adjusted to their new atmosphere. Seeing puppies for adoption will make anyone eager to take one home, but there are some things that should be taken into consideration first before you consider adding a new dog to your life.
One thing to consider before adding puppies for adoption to your home is the overall age of the members of your family. If you have children under the age of seven, then puppies that are younger than five months are not the best choice. Puppies for adoption at that age tend to chew on things when their teeth are growing in, which can result in unintentional injuries to small children. Puppies that young also arent adapted for being handled roughly as young children are wont to do. Injuries to the puppy can result rather easily and are more likely to bite in response than older dogs. Even if you do choose an older dog, interactions between puppies for adoption and children should be monitored at all times.