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Puppy Love – The Joy Of Adopting A Pet

So you want to be a dog-owner. Considering how beloved dogs are as pets, and the fact that dog owners tend to be happier people who live longer, I don’t blame you. Whether you want a companion to greet you when you come home, and to go out on adventures with, or your kids just want a cute pooch to love and play with, the fact is that dogs really are a man’s best friend, so the real question is … which dog is right for you?

Being a responsible dog owner means choosing a dog that will fit into your life, so both you and your newest family member are happy. There are different types of dogs to choose from, depending on whether you have a big or small space and yard, how much maintenance they need, how active you are (and would like your dog to be), and it’s important to know the characteristics of a breed, as well as the history of the dog you are adopting. Once you decide on the dog that is right for you, visit GetYourPet.com to find a dog ready to be loved.

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Some popular dog breeds to consider:

– Pitbulls – they are easy to maintain, lovable, and great for active people who love the outdoors
– Pugs – perfect for seniors as they require little exercise but are affectionate and cute, and good apartment dogs for New York City residents
– Beagles – super cuddly with kids, so a great young family pet
– Labrador Retrievers – easy to train and love high energy, large families

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Get Your Pet is an online pet adoption community where people who want to adopt a pet connect with people who need to rehome a dog or cat. You will find out your pet’s full history, why the dog needs to be rehomed, their favorite activities, if they have any fears or allergies or behavioral issues, their medical history- including whether they have been spayed or neutered and vaccinated, and more. It’s important to know why a pet is being rehomed, whether he is housebroken, how he gets long with stranger and children, and what medical issues he may have had or needs to have taken care of at present as you prepare to bring your pet home.

I’m not sure what type of dog we’ll get when they time comes, but having all the information about the dog when we adopt him, and knowing we are rescuing a pet that need to be rehomed, makes us feel good about adopting through Get Your Pet. We feel like we’d be able to add to our family and be able to responsibly and properly care for our new dog, all while bringing joy to the boys and enhancing my own life as well. After you find the right dog, GetYourPet.com will help you through the adoption process, and even connect you with a vet to help you responsibly care for your newest family member. There is a sweet dog out there waiting for a warm and loving home- maybe it will be yours ♥︎

This is a partnered post with Nakturnal.



  • Those boxer puppies are adorable!!!

    We have always gone with shelter dogs — they are just as precious. Our current dog (a white schnauzer rescue) is the BEST DOG EVER.

  • What adorable puppy photos, my daughter would be in heaven just looking at your post. I’m allergic to dogs so we don’t have any but I’m pretty sure when my daughter doesn’t live at home she will have one.

  • This is a great post. I have one pure breed and one mix. Love them both with all my heart.

  • Donna

    We’ve had mix breeds before and loved them dearly. Right now, though, we have 2 pure breeds, a Shih Tzu and a Great Pyrenees.

  • What a great resource! This would have helped a ton when we were adopting our Speckles. I had to do all that research on my own!

  • We have talked about getting a dog for a while now. Just need to find the right time and right pup.

  • We have a mini dauschaund and we love him to pieces! If my husband would let me I would probably have 15 or more dogs, lol no joke!!!

  • Those puppy photos are the best! We adopted our boxer/pitbull mix from a shelter event when he was 8 weeks old. I could not have wished for a better dog for our family!

  • My sister has two purebred dogs that she got as puppies. I know she felt peace of mind for going that route.

  • After the passing of our dog. I’m taking a little canine break.

  • I wish I knew half of this stuff when we were shopping for a puppy. This will be a great resource for those that were in our shoes.

  • I bought my dog from a store 14 years ago… before I knew that it wasn’t a good idea. She’s a purebred wire haired Jack Russel. She’s still hanging in there even though she’s deaf and blind now. She’s turned into a great dog (well until these later years) but I really wish I would have done my homework ahead of time.

  • There is so much puppy cuteness in these photos, and they look so darn sweet.

  • We have always had mutts, but our next pup will be purebred. I’d like to get one from a rescue but there are so many great breed-specific ones!

  • Raijean

    Those puppies are adorable, I’m obsessed with my own pug.

  • Awww. Puppies of any kind are adorable. We definitely have the right breed of dog for us. Our labradoodle is the sweetest thing ever.

  • Those pups are super cute! Our English Bulldog is perfect for our lifestyle – a homebody/couch potato that likes to snuggle!

  • Penelope

    That sounds like the type of dog I would love, a snuggler!

  • I’ve only had pitbull puppies and they’ve all been extremely loyal and just overall good dogs.