Originally Posted by TheCount
I think if you're interested in adopting, the best way is to just go to the adoption center and look at a lot of dogs. Ask to spend private time with them and some places will even let you take them home for a night, if you check out.
I wouldn't go in with a breed in mind, as a lot of them are mixed breed. Pure Breeds up for adoption tend to be a bit of a mixed bag, in my opinion. They aren't cheap, so for them to end up being available for adoption, you know something bad probably happened.
...to forward the cause of the mutt, but if you do go to an adoption centre and they have a purebred you love don't hesitate to give the poor animal a chance.
As long as you have considered that your commitment to the animal matches the needs of the animal give a good home to an animal who needs it.
(9) years ago we saved a kitten with Cerebellum Hypaplasia and although it was very challenging for the first two years I don't think our family would have it any other way.