Friday, September 12, 2008

Gone to the Dogs

We've been dogless for two years.

I spent part of my morning looking at shelter dogs with the kids.

Anybody have any advice for a particular breed that would mix well with small kids and cats?
I want to make sure we get the best little guy for our family.

**It looks like we'll be putting my dog wish on hold for a little longer while we straighten out our to do list. sigh.**


Anonymous said...

I recommend something small but sturdy like a small terrier or a corgi. Good info on various breeds can be found at

Rhonda in OK said...

Our dog is a rescued mixed breed - part German Shepherd, part Rottweiler and the biggest sweetie pie in the world.

I would suggest you tell the shelter staff that you are looking for a gentle dog and they will be able to help match you up.

While dogs do tend to exhibit their breed-traits, dogs are like people and their environment has a lot to do with how they behave.

Best wishes to you! there are many great pets in shelters just waiting for good homes.

Amy said...

One site I've found helpful is
because you can specify how important certain traits are for you (good w/kids, size, grooming and exercise needs) and that can point you in a breed direction. This still works for mutts, because you'll often have a general idea of the breed mixes based on appearance or shelter info!

So glad to hear you are looking at shelter dogs. :D is also a great resource!