How To Find the Right Dog for Your Family  

An active family may do better with higher energy dog breeds that need lots of exercise.

Activity Levels   

Consider if a large or giant breed dog will fit your available space comfortably.

Household Size   

Long-haired dogs require much more grooming. Short-haired dogs are lower maintenance.  

Grooming Needs

Look for breeds known for being gentle, eager to please, and good with kids.


Are you able to commit to providing consistent training, socialization, and reinforcing obedient behavior?  

Training Time    

Choose a breed that meshes well with resident pets' personalities and activity levels.

Existing Pets  

If allergies are a concern, consider hypoallergenic dog breeds.  


How to Help Stray Dogs Survive the Cold Winter