Puppies are cute, but they are a pain in the neck! If you are thinking of getting a dog, consider going to the shelter and picking out a nice adult dog. The shelters are full of well-behaved, house-trained, adult dogs who are homeless through no fault of their own. The people at the shelter can help you find a dog whose energy level is a good fit for your family.
Contributors: Laurie Endicott Thomas from Not Trivial