Hi, I am 20 years old and a college student at the University of Arizona. I am trying to find a puppy that will be fun and loving. I want a dog that won't get real big and something thats really cute. Anyone have any suggestions on a certain breed I should look into. Thanks for the help. -Matt
Puppies might be too much if you are in class and can't let it out during the day. An adult might be better-you know its size, no house training, no chewing everything, etc. Not that I am opposed to puppies, I love them, but they are a lot of work and many people aren't prepared. Shelters have great dogs/puppies...you can find any sort of mix or purebred there-or on petfinder you can find rescues in the area. I am partial to bassets, aussie shepherds, and border collies, but all need a lot of exercise...It really depends on your lifestyle--Good luck on your search! :)
I agree about the trip to the shelter. You may be very surprised at all the pups (and adults) needing a home. An adult may be easier for you due to time constraints that I am sure you have. Not as much training and a lot of the "puppy problems" are usually done with.
Another vote for the shelter. I got my Beagle mix while I was in college... he's been with me for 11 years now... he's my bud.
I remember when I first got him - it was 2 wks before classes were done for the semester - he was soooo tiny and shoot- all he did was sleep. I took him to all of my classes - he was sleeping in my backpack during everyone of my finals. It was so much fun!
Good luck and be sure to come back and let us know what you decide!
you should either go for a papillion or a chihouha both small and both fun and loving! or go for a pug but a pug has a lot of health problems . . . -------------------------------------------------- I disagree....I raise and show Pugs. None of ours have health issues. It is a matter of buying from a responsible breeder that will only breed healthy dogs and give haelth guarantees with their pups.