Like most people, you’ve probably heard time and again that if you have kids, you should adopt a Mastiff puppy (or, gasp! find a Mastiff puppy for sale). The rationale is that an adult shelter dog is an unknown quantity, so buying or adopting a Mastiff 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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"My son and fiancé always talk about getting a dog, and last week, Joe showed me a picture of a baby Boston terrier — the kind of dog he's always wanted," says Courtney. We had already decided to wait until our 15-year-old cat passes away (the previous owner said he's not good with other animals) before getting a dog, so I was surprised Joe thought I was telling the truth. I couldn't keep the prank going because he got so excited and I felt terrible! When I got home, I told him there was no puppy and we had a conversation that we should wait until after our wedding in September to adopt."
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Here’s the truth: you absolutely can find a Boxer, even a Boxer puppy, for adoption in an animal shelter or rescue group. And they don’t end up there because they’re bad dogs. In fact, often the only difference between the dog in the shelter and the one on your couch is a bit of bad luck. Think about it: let’s say you buy a Boxer puppy for sale by a breeder. Your new dog is great; you immediately enroll the two of you in obedience classes, and soon your best pal is housebroken and well trained. But what would happen to your wonderful Boxer if, tragically, something happened to you? What if he escaped from your home and ran away? Your best pal would very likely end up in an animal shelter. The lucky person who adopts your Boxer would be getting a great dog! Animal shelters are filled with wonderful, healthy, well-behaved dogs who have been in homes before, but whose owners have fallen on hard times. Many of them are housebroken and trained. Boxer rescue organizations often care for their adoptable dogs in foster homes, which means their foster families will be able to tell you if the Boxer you want to adopt is good with other animals or kids, and if he or she is housebroken and knows any basic commands. As you can see, adopting from a rescue organization is likely the very safest way for people with children to add a new Boxer to their family!
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