For a child with Tourette's and OCD, a puppy may not be the best choice. Maybe an adult with a calm disposition? Research breeds, decide which is best for your family, then contact reputable breeders, who may have the perfect dog waiting for a family.
You also may want to look into adopting a dog from a rescue or shelter after you determine what would fit best with your family.
I assume you must belong to Tourette's and OCD groups. Have you polled your groups for the best way to proceed?
I wish you a smooth path on your way to finding what you need.
My daughter is very good with other animals there is no worry there at all my doctor said it would be the best thing for her I did look into the SPCA but they only have adult dogs at this time and I think a puppy would be much better that way I know its temperment Thanks...
Actually you really don't know a puppy's temperament until it grows up. I think a rescue dog is the best option. One that have been fostered in a house with children and proven itself be a obedient dog.
As a breeder and someone who grew up with a special needs brother - I agree that I would look into an adult dog before a puppy and let me explain why...
Puppies are really impressionable. Small tramatic events stick with them and they form opinions of people that they may not change. One bad experience and you suddenly have a puppy who is NOT going to tolerate your child any longer.
My brother is autistic, which is on the same plain as OCD and has some similar behavior types. He is great with the dogs - but he has his moments where he has outbursts. I have dogs that adore him... and dogs that would prefer he never acknowledged their presence. And they don't forget when he's had a bad day.
The perk of a puppy would be that being raised with a special needs child would help them be more understanding and see it as natural... however... this is also a downfall. Puppies are A LOT of work - and depending on the breed can be even more... if you're looking at breeds that aren't easily phased by "moments", you're also usually looking at breeds that can be hard headed and hard to train. The more easily trained dogs are also often more sensitive. Are YOU ready for the work that is going to have to go into a puppy (getting up at 3 AM for potty breaks, spending 15-20 minutes an evening on training, training classes...).
Adult dogs or older puppies (12-18 months) are often a better choice because they are past that point of needing tons of potty breaks, they have longer attention spans for training, and they are actually more emotionally stable and confident.
I recommend talking to breeders who have small, active children in their home or that understand raising puppies around those with special needs (I don't have kids, but because my brother helps with the puppies and dogs, my Shelties learn to tolerate "different" people and not see them as such). Often times, a breeder will have something they were growing out for show that didn't turn out. If they have something with a mild bite problem or something along those lines they may be willing to place it with a tiny adoption fee.
Don't expect a "free" dog. No one in their right mind will do that. At the very least, they will expect you to pay what it will cost them to spay/neuter the dog before it leaves (which you'll need to do anyway). Responsible breeders want to see that you have enough financial stability to pay for dog food (and you're not going to feed Alpo or Kibbles N' Bits because you're so financially stretched), and vet bills at the least. An if you can't put the money aside to pay for a dog, it's impossible for you to pay a vet bill if your dog breaks a leg.
I have always lived in a family that was on a budget. With 5 children, and one being special needs, my Mom did a lot of fancy juggling to keep things going in our house. She still managed to save for a family pet for us. She put a little away each month until she had enough for the Sheltie she wanted to get. She told the breeder she would take something that they would be willing to make down as long as it had a good attitude and would do well with kids.
Our first Sheltie was undersize and had an overbite and was missing a testicle (no big deal since we were going to neuter him anyway). Mom paid 1/2 the breeder's normal price at the time (this was 25 years ago... :). For 11 years we had a great pet.
It is possible to find a great "discount" dog - but you have to go into it understanding that "free" is unlikely. If you're willing to forgive a minor "defect", you're more likely to get something at a more reasonable price (won't make it a bad pet - just isn't going to be perfect).
I'd find a breed that would do well in your household and with your family (discover what kind of person you are - I am, and always will be, the type of person who leans towards herding breed dogs. Not all of them, but Shelties, Collies, Corgies, Aussie's...I am NOT a terrier person however). Then start researching breeders. Contact your local kennel club. They usuallt have a breeder referral service. Meet the breeders. Tell them your story. See what they can and can't do for you.
The problem with shopping on the internet in your situation is that you're very likely to run into someone who is breeding really poor quality dogs with both health and temperament problems. It won't serve you well to get a puppy/dog home and discover it bites small children or at 18 months old has crippling hip displaysia and needs to be put to sleep.
If you want a "discount" dog you need to know how to avoid getting one with a severe health issue that is going to result in HUGE vet bills. You think the price of a puppy from most good breeders is a lot... the vet bills for most health problems can be crippling.
Rescue or a shelter would be the best option overall as you can meet the dogs, interact with them... in that instance... I'd go with an adult. What you see is what you get. With a puppy, their temperament is still developing... while socialization and how they are raised matters - a lot is still hereditary and you don't see the full personality of a dog until it is through puberty and fully grown - so 12-18 months.