A cute puppy peeking out of a cardboard box may tempt you to add a canine member to your family, but this is an important decision that takes a little advanced planning. Picking the right puppy means you will have the right dog. You could be taking care of this pet for upwards of 20 years, so be prepared to make a big commitment.
Consider each dog’s playfulness and attitude around your children. Some breeds are known for being docile and sweet with kids, while others may be too sensitive or high energy for young children. Small puppies that grow into massive dogs, like Great Danes and Newfoundlands, may not work if your family is sharing a small house or apartment.
Check for allergies before getting the dog as well. Nothing is sadder than sending your new puppy to another home because of unbearable sneezing or itching fits. Finally, check that your homeowners insurance covers your new pet. Aimpro can help you get comprehensive coverage in the Phoenix, AZ area for your entire home and family.