Best Time to adopt a dog

If you are looking to adopt a dog you’re probably asking yourself a few questions such as…

“Should I adopt a rescue or get a puppy?”

“What age dog should I get?”

“What type of dog should I get?”

To answer these questions we are going to go over some things you should know about the best time to adopt a dog.

Should I adopt a rescue or get a puppy?

This is a question we see a lot with first-time dog owners and the answer we typically give is dependent on a few things. 

If you’re new to living with a dog, rescuing might be your best option because many of them can already be trained to a degree. This will ensure that you don’t have to go through training that could be difficult if you’ve never owned a dog before. 

If you have experience with raising dogs or want to raise them and train them yourself then getting a puppy might be your best option. 


What age dog should I get?

When considering what age dog you can get it comes down to a few things

  • Availability
  • Tolerability
  • Preference

Availability- If you are rescuing or adopting a dog you might not be able to get the age range you were hoping for in a dog that you like. 

Tolerability- For those that have raised a dog and know the struggles of dealing with young dogs understand that it can be a lot trying to teach dogs and challenging to deal with their messes. 

Preference- If you want a dog that is trained chances are you’ll opt for an older dog but if you’re looking for a puppy you’ll most likely choose the younger option.

To understand more about how each dog acts during certain age points check out this blog which will give you an in-depth look at that (The Online Dog Trainer)


What type of dog should I get?

This one is typically a deciding factor for adopting or buying a puppy because if you’re looking for a certain type of dog breed chances are you’ll have to buy it as a puppy. But if you’re looking for any breed of dog, adopting is a great option.


For more information on the best time to adopt a dog check out our website Animal Medical Center for Appleton and contact us to answer any questions you have.