If a puppy is on your child’s Christmas list this year, don't bring home the first cute face you see. When adding a four-legged member to your household, there are several things to consider.
According to petMD, you should choose the family dog based on three major factors:
Among the questions to ask qualified personnel at places such as the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands, Homeward Bound Dog Rescue in Schenectady or one of the many Albany-area pet stores are: How safe is the dog for all family members? How much care will this dog need? Will the dog be compatible with the existing family pets?
Now that you’ve considered the above questions, here is the list of the best dogs for kids and families, with a short description, courtesy of petMD:
Remember: Puppies can look cute, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be perfect at home. No matter which dog you choose for your family, remember to give him or her a heavy dose of TLC.
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