Adopting an Adult Dog

By Margaret Bonham

Adopting an Adult Dog

Is there room in your house for a new dog? If so, new doesn't necessarily mean young. For many of us, an adult dog is often a better choice for a new canine companion than a puppy would be. Adult dogs are usually housetrained and they often know a few commands. Puppies, on the other hand, require training from scratch, and that means more work for you. While it's natural to be drawn to the cuteness of a puppy, the truth is that puppy cuteness only lasts for a few months. Here's the truth behind adult dog adoption.

Myths About Older Dog Adoption
It's a myth that adult dogs cannot bond well with new owners. All dogs -- even adults -- are social animals with a pack mentality. Your planned pack may only consist of you and your new pooch, but when your furry housemate learns to view you as the pack leader, you will be that canine's beloved top dog. Humans have enhanced this natural loyalty by breeding domestic dogs to stay in a kind of permanent adolescence known as neoteny. This trait further enables a dog to bond with different people over its lifetime.

In addition to the bonding myth, other falsehoods about adopting older dogs continue to persist. "There is a myth that says you must bring a puppy home at seven weeks," says Sheila Webster Boneham, PhD, author of Breed Rescue: How to Start and Run a Successful Program, and founder of the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Indiana. "Nonsense! That idea comes from a misinterpretation of research that showed that puppies must have human contact beginning no later than the seventh week or they won't bond to people. But that means people in general."

Boneham has personally placed 50 adult dogs. She also supervised the placement of more than 200 dogs in rescue and has counseled more than 100 owners who adopted dogs from shelters. Based on her experience, adult dogs bond as well as puppies do. "Some dogs take a little more TLC, but I have found adult dogs to be extremely resilient, and most are driven to be connected to a person or family," she says.

Perhaps the most prevalent myth about homeless older dogs is that they wound up in their predicament because they were problem pooches. According to the Senior Dogs Project, a group dedicated to educating others about adopting older dogs, it's the owners and not the dogs that usually had the problem or, more than likely, a lifestyle change. For example, people often surrender a dog when they move, experience a change in their work schedule, take in a relative who is allergic to pets or even because a new spouse or partner simply didn't want Rover around to steal away attention. You could be the lifesaver for such an abandoned canine.

Match Made In Heaven
The benefits of adopting an adult dog are many. A grown dog is as predisposed to bond with you as a puppy would be. And it's far less likely to chew up your couch or to ruin your rug. Who knows? Maybe your canine soul mate is an older dog that is waiting for someone like you to shower it with head rubs and care in return for its doggie love and loyalty.

Margaret Bonham an award-winning writer and pet expert, has written several books on dogs, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pet Health and Nutrition and A Dog's Wisdom.

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Posted on November 10, 2010

Mary Sanchez says: I am looking for a small female Yorkie between 6mo to a year old to be a playmate for our male Yorkie Chicho.

Posted on November 9, 2010

b. murillo says: Best way, is look at some photos of the particular dog, you want, your public library will have many books on dogs, wiith photos etc. and is free...Or buy a book on dogs.

Posted on November 3, 2010

BETTY says: Hi i would like to adopt a small dog that doesn,t shed alot and who would love to be around children and children would not be afraid.

Posted on November 3, 2010

BETTY says: I REASENTLY LOST MY HUSBAND 3 MTHS AGO NOT LOOKING FOR A MAN 2 LOVE NEED TO CARE FOR SOMEONE WHO NEEDS ME AND MY CHOICE AT THIS TIME IS A SMALL DOG TO CUDDLE UP WITH AND TO GIVE MUCH LOVE AND TLC.

Posted on October 10, 2010

Dee says:

Posted on October 9, 2010

teresa maresca says: I am interesting in adopting a doberman pincher I had been a owner of a doberman for over thirty years, I had six of them at one time, mother father and 4 of their children. Now sadly to say the one of the children age 11 is not doing well, My family is heart broken cause we know that she doesn't have much longer and we don't want to take this time away from her,. But when the time comes I know that my family will be very sad, We also know that there alot of animals out there that needs a good home and we are interested in the Breed, my husband is interested in a female red. If older then 2yrs must be from shelter younger price is right .

Posted on October 2, 2010

sherlly says: i am looking for a husky and a chihauha puppies for a three year old and a ten year old

Posted on September 27, 2010

judy kerr says: i am looking to adopt a tea cup pup. i like in norther n,ontario canada.

Posted on September 30, 2010

Hinata says: I need a cute dog to adoped but I want one that dosent grow alot more like a lap dog or a purse dog an easy tranable dog.

Posted on September 27, 2010

bianca says: we seen a wid cat by our fence and so we kept him and we named him koko we thought it was a girl cause it had chee chees. so we took him2 the DR. and he said it was a boy. and then o1day i came home from school and my mom said he was chewed up in our garadge. i was crying.

Posted on September 26, 2010

mohor nair says: hi there i want to adopt a puppy ome good breed .AS i have grown with a pet so a want the same for my kid if anyone has a puppy for adoption.

Posted on September 21, 2010

mahliyah says: me and my dad wanta dog cause are last two dogs died of geting ran over ans the other one got to many porkepin qils iv been going crazy looking throw noos papers and any kind of do exsept pet bull please!

Posted on September 19, 2010

MIKE SHAPIRO says: my'name'is'mike'and'i'love'dogs'so'plese'seand'me'the'best'dog'you'have')i'love'all'dogs'

Posted on September 20, 2010

Maxx says: I want a house broken dog that doesn't shed as I am allegfc to pet hair. Thanks so much

Posted on September 21, 2010

maria says: due to loss in income i have a male and female golden retriever puppies in which i would love to find them a good loving home.

Posted on September 16, 2010

Helen says: I will retire in a couple of years and I miss having a dog. I would like a older dog A lazy breed as I still work. House broken is key Lazy breed who will be content in being home alone but who will also want to go for a evening walk

Posted on September 15, 2010

Brain says: I like to have a smal and cute puppie that has puffy hair pleas contact me if you find a puppy that is cheap.

Posted on September 10, 2010

al harris says: i wouid like a rotwriler

Posted on September 12, 2010

ECKEL says: I HAD TO PUT MY DOG DOWN AFTER 17 YEARS N HOW WE MISS HER NOW WE ARE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ONE DON`T KNOW WHAT KIND YET LOOKING ALL OVER BUT IDONT WAN T PAY ANY FOR IT BACAUSE THERETO MANY DOGS OUT THERE THAT NEED A GOOD HOME

Posted on September 1, 2010

denise maxwell says: I AM LOOKING TO ADOPT A BOSTON TERRIER OR A COCKER SPANIEL.SO LET ME KNOW SOON .I WOULD LIKE A LITTLE COMMPANION TO WALK AND SPEND TIME WITH . SINCERELY DENISE MAXWELL.

Posted on August 30, 2010

kyleigh says: me and my dad are looking for a great pyriss and austrelion sheperd and a blue heeler for about 30 to 45 dollors so plese we know its cheep but please thank you

Posted on August 31, 2010

junior says: i just want a friend to play with

Posted on January 10, 2010

chihuahua lover says: I am looking to adopt a non-spayed young female chihuahua in Northern California! Any ideas?

Posted on January 15, 2010

ashley says: i'm looking for a small puppy i would love to have a second puppy in my house

Posted on January 10, 2010

k says: im looking for a golden retriever puppy or a yellow lab puppy

Posted on January 10, 2010

Vonshay says: I want a dog for less than 100.00 plz

Posted on January 8, 2010

deb says: Looking to adopt or rescue a teacup poodle. We have been looking for a long time. My daughter is 9 and is looking to love a dog.

Posted on January 9, 2010

Janet says: I lost my dog of 10 years 2 weeks before Christmas. I would like a medium size dog with manners. I have lots of love to give and live alone. It must like cats.

Posted on December 20, 2009

Anais says: I want a puppy: yorkie for my niece

Posted on December 23, 2009

Latisa says: Ihave been looking for a yorkie for two months I've found many but they cost way too much HELP PLEASE

Posted on January 5, 2010

maria says: looking 4 a dog 2 hang out with me and my bulldog if some1 need there dog 2 go 2 a great home and have there dog spoiled i would love 2 take him/her out of your hands thanks

Posted on January 5, 2010

rachel brannan says: how much love does a new born puppy need when it is just born

Posted on January 5, 2010

shannon says: yes hello im looking for a male pug black please not a puppy good with other dogs or a boston terrier have had both before. will be spoiled rotten. nice lovin home in the country please help me find one i live in champlain newyork thanks.

Posted on December 16, 2009

ariel morgan says: dog are cool eaply puppies they are cute

Posted on December 19, 2009

violet hart says: i moved from ocala fl. to st. george , ut. to be by my children. i had to give up my little dog & i am so lonesome for the campamionship of a dog in my life.i would be such a good mumma to a little dog. if anything would ever happen to me for one reason or another my children would take the dog.. please help me find a little to medium female dog at least 1 to 2 years old. thank you.posted by violet hart. 12-17 10:17

Posted on December 10, 2009

stephanie says: i whant a DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on December 11, 2009

theresa decapite says: i have a puggle about 8 months old that needs a friend I have a nuttered female

Posted on December 11, 2009

JOY says: WANT A FREE POM WILL TAKE VERY GOOD CARE I AM 65 YR OLD

Posted on December 3, 2009

Quintoino says: I love dogs wen i was lil i had 3 dog max bingo maxz

Posted on December 5, 2009

kriswtine says: im looking for a puppy that needs a home and it needs to be little

Posted on December 2, 2009

shelia says: my 12 yr old newfie passed away recently and I am at a loss I am looking to adopt a newfoundland, Please help

Posted on December 1, 2009

helena says: looking to get dog for my son he lives alone for now and he could use the copanmenship he will give the dog a very good home if someone is looking for a good home for there dog. please respond I would like to give it to him for xmas. This dog does not have tobe a puppy. we live in the St. Louis county Mo.

Posted on December 2, 2009

ann oconnor says: a cavachon tri color puppy or a red shining coat dachsund

Posted on December 1, 2009

lovelle says: I NEED TO ADOPT A GERMAN SHEPHARD ADULT FEMALE AND FAST!!!!!

Posted on November 13, 2009

megan says: hi i am lookihg for a rottier and wimer dog i have one but my dad took her from me her name is babe

Posted on November 16, 2009

Sharon says: I just lost my keeshound very suddendly this week. He was only eight. He has a little brother that is a maltese/poodle mix and misses him terribly as we do. We would like to adopt a medium size male puppy.

Posted on November 2, 2009

jerry says: i am interested in a golden retriever or a labadore in new jersey south long branch

Posted on November 8, 2009

leshun says: i need a dog for my son

Posted on November 2, 2009

carol says: Hi there.Im looking to adopt a westie we would like a senior.My little sophie is so lonely,since we sadly lost her soul mate charlie.We have had 3 westie in the past.We love our pets as if they were our babys.So to any person out there,We would love to hear from you..

Posted on October 22, 2009

rosita nunez says: im looking for a toy poodle.... mine just died of the influenza pleaze i have a lot of love in my heart..... and want 2 shair it with a dog

Posted on November 2, 2009

I WANT A YORKIE says: I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND A YORKIE BUT I CANT SPEND A ARM AND LEG ON ONE SO IF YOU HAVE ONE FOR FREE OR CHEAP PLEASE LET ME KNOW

Posted on October 13, 2009

Renae says: I am looking for a border collie. I am also looking for a lab mix too WRITE BACK RENAE

Posted on October 20, 2009

Elda Escobedo says: i am looking to rescue a stafford shire terrier under the age of 1 yrs old, female preferred. I HVE 15 YRS EXP WITH TRAINING AND SHOWING ROTTIES.

Posted on October 13, 2009

philip says: i am looking for a full blooded pitbull. i would like it to be between the ages of 6-12 weeks old,i also prefer a male. Also i prefer a rednose,bluepitt, or american pitt. Any color exept brindle preferably a solid color

Posted on October 8, 2009

amber says: lookimg for a boxer in need of a home

Posted on October 12, 2009

Lynette says: Hi my name is Lynette. I am trying to find a female Collie who is house broken, loves to ride in cars, and is great with childern and laid back. You see i have a soon to be two year old son who has a vary rare medicale condtion, where he is not suppose to get to streesed out, and many other things on top out that, other wise he will breack out in big water type blister on his hole body incudeding is face and head. The last dog he love but was to hipper for him and streesed him out alot. Please help. I need it to be close travling due to being a single mom. I live in the Millrton PA area

Posted on October 7, 2009

Michelle Hager says: I would like to adopt a teacup morkie. This will be a surprise for my sister her little maltese just passed away after surgery and she cries all the time I would like to see her laugh like she use too

Posted on October 6, 2009

Patricia says: wE HAVE TO GIVE UP OUR YEAR OLD BULL TERRIER. WE ARE RELOCATING AND CANNOT TAKE HIM. hE IS A PUREBREED. WE ARE IN THE PORTLAND OREGON AREA. PLEASE RESPOIND IF INTERESTED HIS NAME IS BROCK/

Posted on October 4, 2009

Thomas Acosta says: i would like have a BullMastiff as a puppy 10/04/2009

Posted on September 19, 2009

Mary says: I would like to adopt a small dog that is out of the puppy stage. I'm a senior and would love to have the company since I have just lost my dog that I had for 9 yrs. Of course I would love to have her trained to use the yard. Would like to have a female. I have always adopted or picked up strays from the street they have always been mixed and this one doesn't have to be a purbred.

Posted on September 28, 2009

Nate says: Lost our 10 year old Dobbie one week ago, we are taking it hard.Thinking about adopting. Must be a Dobbie Puppy red. Can't afford to buy one but can afford to raise it one our large property.

Posted on September 10, 2009

tonya says: i would like to find a rottie puppy for my son britday

Posted on September 8, 2009

courtney says: i would like a puppy

Posted on August 8, 2009

Patsy says: I lost my Maltese on Feb., 28 - 2009. She was 16 y/o. I feel almost lost without her... I want a have a Maltese, female, medium. Not a tea cup. I live in Vermilion, Ohio.

Posted on August 13, 2009

mack says: puppies can be hard work they chew on your shoes steal toys and mess up the garden. If your thinking about giving away a dog or puppy don`t do it. they have fealings 2 u know and you just have 2 give them some love and trust them.

Posted on August 6, 2009

Sandy says: Hi, recently our 16 yr. old minidoxie female was taken from our fenced in yard and killed by either a coyote or a fisher cat.We miss her terribly as does our 10 mo. old doxie mini female. Please if anyone has a young spayed long haired mini doxie they are looking for a home for consider us as an adoptive home. We would provide a wonderful loving home for her.

Posted on August 2, 2009

nancy says: i am a nana that live by self i have list of dog i like are chihuahua, bichon frise,matiese, shih-tzu,and yorshire terrter i would to one for i love dog and i would give it a good home nancy 8-2-2009

Posted on August 4, 2009

Freda says: I would like to adopt a mastiff. I would like a male, up to 2 yrs old.

Posted on August 5, 2009

diana says: hy im diana i want a puppy that doesn't grow like stay little i will give him love i have had a dog since i was 5 years old or less i love dogs they are my favorites animals

Posted on July 19, 2009

donna says: Looking to adopt an English Lab in Connecticut, Can provide lot's of love excellent care and very nice home in a shoreline town

Posted on July 28, 2009

joibiogma says: Hi folks! I just want to say hello to you all, and see you in next posts! cheers joibiogma

Posted on August 1, 2009

conker says: i like begels day cute

Posted on August 1, 2009

conker says: i like cute puppy

Posted on August 1, 2009

leslie mccann says: your website is very good and easy to read. i apprecitate thanks

Posted on July 15, 2009

Nancy Varis says: Hi my name is Nancy Varis i am looking for a house dog that stay,s small.I am going to give it all the love it needs.

Posted on July 15, 2009

judy honse says: they are a $150.00 each i am selling them cheap because i could not afford the shots.they are ckc reg, they are trained on piddle pads and out side for the bathroom.one male pup,one female pup.

Posted on July 7, 2009

jennifer lynn camacho says: hi my name is jennifer lynn camacho i am looking for a small dog or a shit zu and i am going to give it all the love it wants

Posted on June 11, 2009

abigail manriquez says: i want a puppy newborn.LOL!!

Posted on June 20, 2009

Niallah Smith says: hi im looking for a dog to adopt, but the search is getting cold and my daughter s face is getting sad. we need a dog with hair and not furr. something small but not a puppy. thank you.

Posted on July 1, 2009

ema kelly says: im looking for a free poodle [puppy]

Posted on June 4, 2009

Mabel says: I have a 2 year old Blue Healer Part Collie ,very protecive off us ,we are retired ,Banshee is not very friendly with older people Loves Children ,but Guess what loves other dog's .I would love to have a Small to Med size Femal dog for her to run around with ,have a very large yard and she would be very much loved ,and as with my dog would own house and yard.LOL

Posted on May 14, 2009

Jennyi Staskus says: i had to put my cat to sleep cause she pied all over so i am looking fof a small or med dog to walk and keep me company and thats good around other animas and people Thank you

Posted on May 25, 2009

cely says: im looking to adopt a boxer or german shepperd or prefer mix my rocky was mix withing the two he was only 3 years old n i miss him terribly please i will like a young puppy less than 6 monts thanks

Posted on May 26, 2009

laura says: im looking for a english bull dog or a big german shepard or a English bullmastiff or a big hound dog or a old yellow dog did you ever see the movie all and all a big dog thankyou laura

Posted on May 13, 2009

Nicole says: I have recently moved and I am wanting a dog I know the basic care of dogs and know how to give them love but I am just trying to find the perfect dog for me. I am moving in to a house appartment and can have an outside dog I do not have alot of room to put up a fence but the dog would only be in there at night. It would have plenty of excersise and could go to work with me I would like it to mediumsized. I am not looking for a dog on here just looking for the right kind to look for to addopt in my area

Posted on May 10, 2009

charles says: just put my oes of 13 years down love to adopt another girl 2-4 years old kids miss their dog please help

Posted on May 11, 2009

Joan says: I think a Yorkie puppy would fill my life with verymuch love and joy. I would also except a teacup poddle. Where can I get one at a reasonal price as I am a senior living on a fixed income.

Posted on May 7, 2009

eleanor muller says: Am looking for a small female dog to hold and love that doesn,t ne ed a lot of walking Eleanor .

Posted on May 7, 2009

bridget says: hi i am looking for a small puppy that i could take anywhere and hold show it love it donest matter really what kind but a nice baby and fury. please help me find one

Posted on April 17, 2009

Mia Ellison says: I am looking for a Male Yorkie, neutered, microchip,tail dock; declaws removed; age 1-3yrs; pottie trained; socialized with people and children age 5 and sweet; loves dogs. I visit Seniors center and Children Hospitals with my small dog wt 5#, loves to travel in cars...

Posted on April 17, 2009

Nicholas says: I am looking to adopt a dog (I think it is best) but I want a male that is not neutered. No adoption centers will let a dog go that isnt fixed. Any help?

Posted on April 25, 2009

marypoley says: i am looking for a small dog about 1-3yrs pottie trained i hope.lhasa apso , maltese, yorkie even mix together. thank you, mary poley

Posted on April 17, 2009

Elaine Cremins says: I am looking for a teacup...I have always wanted a tiny dog to love and keep on my lap... I am in my later years now, My children are grown up now. I would be able to dote on him and love every moment of it...

Posted on April 16, 2009

danny schrecengost says: hi i'm looking for a medium to large breed dog ,female perferably 6month or less but willing to give tons of love to all i lost my beloved pet 8 month ago and miss having someone to look forward to love every day

Posted on April 15, 2009

b says: I would be intersted in a male or female pit bull between a couple of months and 3 years old.

Posted on April 14, 2009

normq says: I would like a family dog from a family that do to economic problems can not care for it anymore .Maybe due to forecloseure or job loss.

Posted on April 14, 2009

eugene trahan says: i am looking for a toy poodle female ; orf a tea cup poodle

Posted on April 8, 2009

keoca washington says: Ive had one dog in all my life i would love to adopt another,oh the other was stolen out of the yard.please help me another

Posted on April 8, 2009

zee says: I looking to adopt a Maltese or Shih Tze puppy, for my five year old daughter. a dog good with young dogs.

Posted on April 8, 2009

tina says: I am wanting to adopt a small to medium dog like a cocker spaniel,a pomeranium(you get the idea) just something small that will stay in the house. I would like it to be house trained. I am having no luck at the local shelters. The dog must be healthy.

Posted on April 11, 2009

brad suter says: i would be inerested in getting a female blue tick coon hound.i am disabled so maybe grown and house broke.

Posted on April 11, 2009

ERIN says: HELLO I AM LOOKING FOR A ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL PUPPY THAT IS LIVER AND WHITE AND HAS TO BE A MALE, IT DOES NOT HAVE TO HOUSE OR CAN BE I CAN'T SPEND ALOT ON ONE I CAN SPEND BETWEEN $3000 AND $450 THAT ALL I CAN, CAN YOU HELP ME OUT I LIVE IN RHODE ISLAND THANKYOU

Posted on April 11, 2009

Maureen says: Middle size dog I would prefer lab or beagle. trained and good with children I have a very active 2 year old Grandson.

Posted on April 13, 2009

kala anderson says: i am looking for a puppy that does not grow much.

Posted on April 2, 2009

Linda Boucher says: I would really like to adopt a german shepard. I had one for 12 years, but I had to put her to sleep, because she was very sick. My husband and I never got over it.. It'been 6 years, and we miss her so much. We can't aford alot to get a new one. We have her ashes and I look at them all the time. She was the best dog ever. She would let my kids do what ever they wanted. My kids are all grown up now, but deep in ther hearts they really miss her. Please help me if you can. Thank you very much. Linda

Posted on April 3, 2009

Jane says: I have 3 dogs 60-85Lb that must be out this weekend ,or we will be out

Posted on April 6, 2009

maxine coney says: I'm in need to adopt a dog looking for a bichonfrise i no they're very lovable dog and i want something small that dont get to big i want to take care of this furry animal and love her unconditonally please help despart

Posted on March 24, 2009

angela says: I am interested in adopting a yorkie dog. house trained if possible. has to be good with children. i would give this dog a very kind and loving home with great and gentle care.

Posted on April 2, 2009

Linda says: I am looking for a female maltese mix or maltese to adopt. My six year old Maltese had to be put to sleep last weekend due to a hereditary condition. I am lost without her.

Posted on March 23, 2009

max says: i would like to get a small house dog like a pug i would take really good care of any dog i could keep in the house

Posted on March 23, 2009

madee says: hi dogs, i love dogs

Posted on March 23, 2009

Pat says: Would like to adopt a Maltese or Shih Tze puppy, which is tiny or small in size, not to be or grow over 5 to 7 pounds. I would give it a wonderful and loving home as well as good vet care. It can be either male or female.

Posted on March 24, 2009

vickie says: i am looking to adopt a small dog that is kid friendly and looking for a loving home . there will be someone at home with this dog at all times.

Posted on March 20, 2009

Jill M. Nicholson says: Would like to adopt or buy a bull mastiff. Hope to find it locally in dayton, ohio. Can be male, female, puppy or full grown. Thanks

Posted on March 22, 2009

adrianna says: iv alwasy wanted a 3week old pug that is blak and pure bred

Posted on March 20, 2009

Anya Javorka says: Hi my name is Anya. I am interested in getting a small dog like a westie size. I heard they don't grow much and they are great famiy dogs. I went to a pet store to look at their selection of small dogs and didn't find one that jumped out to me.Me and my husband are looking into adoptng a dog. We heard its a better way to go. We already have a medium sized dog and want a smaller dog.

Posted on March 18, 2009

colleen says: i love dogs

Posted on March 18, 2009

George H. Blum says: I'm looking for a shelty dog about one to two years old I have three acers away from main roads. We had a shelty for 14yrs. she lost her motor functions in her rear and had to let her go to sleep in Nov.08

Posted on March 18, 2009

Jennifer says: my mom lost her pom after having her for 11 years. the dog had a heart attack at the vet and passed away my mom is not taking it to will she needs a new friend i am looking for a small pom or a dog that doesn't get more then 10 lbs she wants a female. please help

Posted on March 17, 2009

Linda Campos says: SHELLY I HAVE READ YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT AND I AM VERY INTERESTED IN YOUR PITTS. PLEASE RESOND. THANKS.

Posted on March 17, 2009

M. Baum says: We rescued our dog from the shelter. She is sweet, loveabled, prefers indoors to outside...but we must find her a new home! We saw 2 coyotes in our yard. Now she is afraid to go outside at all. She is about 1 1/2 years old.

Posted on March 16, 2009

nancy blood says: i would like to be a foster or permant home for any small dogs that like other dogs

Posted on March 16, 2009

nathan says: I would like a bullmastiff ...I have an acre lot and am interested in one of thes loyal companions for my family for love and security ... anyone know of anyone intersted in selling or giving 1 of these away

Posted on March 17, 2009

Paula Parker says: I am a stay at home 47 yr old looking to give time, care, love and companionship. My husband and I had a dog for 13 yrs before he died of cancer 3 yrs ago and we are ready to start a new family. We would like any age in this general small breed to bring joy and happiness into our home.

Posted on March 16, 2009

Hannah says: hi my family raises mini schnazers and we are looking for a bulldog would you please help we love dogs I would like for it to be about 6 months old thank you

Posted on March 16, 2009

sherry freeman says: im 46 years old and lookimg for a small dog me and my husband live in columbia mo ina 1 bedroom apt and im looking for a little company . if you ha nay small dogs i will be glad to take one or two in the same breide male and female if not two just one male thank you .

Posted on March 16, 2009

patricia thomas says: i want to adopt a small to medium small dog. i live in a small apartment and don't have the room for a large dog.

Posted on March 14, 2009

Lila says: Hi i would like to adopt a dog and i wanted to know. Please write back.

Posted on March 16, 2009

barb koepke says: Im currently looking for a female boxer pup to adopt for me and my 9yr old daughter. I had a boxer before, matter of fact 2 who lived short lives do to health problems and i would like ,y daughter to experience the unconditional love that comes from these dogs as a family member. So please get back to me when you can at your convience. Thank you

Posted on March 13, 2009

shelby says: i have ywo pits they are very good

Posted on March 13, 2009

Richard says: i love greman shepards but i cant find one if u can help please send me a e-mail pennockrichard@yahoo.com

Posted on March 13, 2009

jessica says: hi i would like a baby yorkie i would give a fee for it but not much lol i wanted for little 3 year old daughter who love dogs.

Posted on March 13, 2009

jonathan says: hey i'm looking for a baby pitbull terrier i would love to adopt one of this baby puppy if there's on available please email me thank you

Posted on March 14, 2009

Ann Marie says: I have adopted 3 dogs. Two were very shy. You show them love and trust. They are the best dogs. You get back what you give. One was 4 years old. The other 2 around 2 years old.

Posted on March 11, 2009

veronica hathcock says: i want to adopt a korgi

Posted on March 11, 2009

samuel says: I like pitbulls,rootwielers,andboxers

Posted on March 12, 2009

Marty says: Hi, we want to adop a poodle we have two kids , one of them with allergies, we are aloving family we have a lot to give,for a long happy life.

Posted on March 12, 2009

sara says: hi my name is sara and i wont to adopt a dog at a shelter but i dont know how to can somebody please help me i wont a puppy very badly and sometimes at night i cry because so please help me thank you

Posted on March 12, 2009

Debra M. Bentcliff says: Looking for info on adopting/rescuing a dog. Age is not a problem. I would like something under 20 pounds. Male or female ,it doesn't matter. Thank you.

Posted on March 13, 2009

elf says: IM LOOKING TO ADOPT A SMALL DOG THAT STAYS SMALL/MEDIUM!!!I HAVE SOO MUCH LOVE TO GIVE A NEW PUPPY AND I RECENTLY LOST MY CHIUAHUA "SUGAR" TO BEING HIT BY A CAR IN 2008...I DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT ADOPTING BUT WOULD REALLY LIKE TO ADD TO THE FAMILY..

Posted on March 11, 2009

JEANETTE LENTZ says: We just 'lost' our beautiful 12 year old Bichon. Would love to adopt (buy) an older, 4-6 yrs old. who needs a loving, caring home.

Posted on March 11, 2009

JEANETTE LENTZ says: We just 'lost' our beautiful 12 year old Bichon. Would love to adopt (buy) an older, 4-6 yrs old. who needs a loving, caring home.

Posted on March 7, 2009

Chris Price says: I am looking for a large dog to adopt. The fee for some of these large dogs is outrageous. I am willing to take a dog for free in Bakersfield, CA. Please let me know if anyone can lead me to the right place.

Posted on March 10, 2009

Diane O. says: I have had enough with dealing w/so called "rescue"org. They are not on the level. I wish to adopt a 3-4yr old male pug. Fee's neg. Have a male now. We have no kid's, just a very loving home. My dogs ARE my children.We live in the Bonney Lake area. And have alot to give for a long happy life.

Posted on March 7, 2009

adopt a dog says: I'm looking 4 an English bulldog puppy 2 adopt any1 have any suggestions?

Posted on March 7, 2009

Kathleen Williams says: I LOVE THAT DOG

Posted on March 7, 2009

THOMAS says: OUR BABY SCHNAUZER PASSED AWAY ABOUT A FEW MONTHS AGO. I'M NOT RICH AND WOULD LIKE AN ABUSED OR NEGLECTED DOG. EVEN ANY SMALL LAP DOG MIGHT DO. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME

Posted on March 2, 2009

Gabriel says: My grandson Gabriel, loves dogs, I would like to find a dog that is not big, do not grow to much, is house train, and good company for Gabriel. He loves pets but most dogs, he is know 7 years old and is begging me to get in a dog, I can not afford the money to buy him a pet. He loves, shitzu,yorkeys, poodle,

Posted on March 4, 2009

elijah says: i dont like hounds

Posted on March 6, 2009

leticia says: hi i am leticia and i whant a lab dog that dosnt cost eny thing

Posted on March 7, 2009

Cheryl Krueger says: she has alway had labs. she is 85 and lakes here dog out 2 times a day for a walk. she just put her 14 yrdog to sleep yesterday. I train dogs and told I help here. would perfur a medium to small dog, maybe a pug or pugle maybe a beagle. haircuts not a problem to groomers in the family can you help

Posted on February 28, 2009

shilenda says: I want a toy dog for my home. If anyone doesn't want their puppies then please contace me. I have plenty of space and love for the dog my children will enjoy it was well.

Posted on December 16, 2008

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Posted on November 7, 2008

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Posted on August 21, 2008

BeeBopp says: wow, an article about adopting an ADULT dog and responses are about getting puppies. I'd love to adopt an older dog 2-5 yrs old, but they seem to be few and far between in shelters. could it be because of the preconceived notion that we just have to get a young dog or puppy, so the older dogs are naturally the first ones on the list to be "disposed" of . what a terrible waste.

Posted on August 20, 2008

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Posted on June 11, 2008

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Posted on November 13, 2007

latoya says: hi i wanna abdopt a small dog who doesnt grow much !!

Posted on January 30, 2008

Sam says: I want to adopt a puppy from an animal shelter but I'm worried that she'll be small when I get her then grow way too big to be an inside dog:( How can I tell how big a puppy will get when I don't know her breed?

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