What made you pick your dog?

United States
January 21, 2010 1:51pm CST
Whether you go to a shelter, pet store, or pick a puppy from a breeder, there are plenty of dogs out there. Did you pick your dog out from a group, or your puppy from a litter? If so, what made you pick yours? What stood out to you?
5 responses
@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
21 Jan 10
My mom actually saw people outside of a store giving them away. I told her we should go to the shelter first if we were going to get a dog because they need loving homes too. She went with me and we checked them out, but she still liked the one from the store. We went back to the people that were giving away the dogs and got one of them. She was a girl, but we had the choice between a girl and a boy. She was tiny tiny tiny, and she turned out to be the best dog in the world. I'm happy we got her.
• United States
22 Jan 10
I'm glad you're happy with your dog. It's so tempting for me to go and look at puppies they're giving them away outside of stores (it happens a lot around here) but I know I'd be tempted to take one home and I can't right now.
@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
22 Jan 10
I know! It was good at the time that my mom found the box because we lost a dog a little bit before that and we were looking for a dog. Our other dog was depressed she lost her buddy so we needed another dog so she could be her new buddy. It was good timing and we love her!
• United States
23 Jan 10
Aw, it's good that you found a new buddy for your older dog. It's so sad when something happens to one dog and the other just kind of mopes around.
• China
22 Jan 10
Hi,thunder,hard to say maybe I can say I choose my dog by my intuition.Just look at the little dog and know he is the one I want.Have a nice day and enjoy mylotting.
@ravinskye (8243)
• United States
21 Jan 10
My very first dog we got from the shelter. After that we got our dogs from various friends or people we knew who had puppies or were getting rid of a dog. We usually just kept them a year or so then found them good homes. The dog we have now is ours to keep forever. We were going to get a dog from the shelter in a few months when we were ready. But one weekend we were over at our local fire hall for a fall festival and people we sort of knew had their lab puppies there. I've always wanted a yellow lab and they just happened to have one left. He was so cute and tiny I couldn't say no. Of course he isn't that tiny now, but he is still pretty darn cute lol.
• United States
22 Jan 10
My family had a yellow lab when I was growing up. They are really cute! It's nice that you spent the time to find them good homes. We do the same thing, either get our dogs from the shelter or from people whose dog had puppies, or people who simply can't take care of their dogs any more. We always end up keeping them, though, haha.
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
21 Jan 10
Hello Thunderll, My dog was given to me by children when they like 9 and 6 years old from a good friends of there whose dog had puppies. She look like chance on Homeward Bound Movie but she the female. She likes her walks but its like she only wants one and she is done for the day. She acts like she ran a marathon and sleeps the rest of the day. She is very sweet. Loves females more the males in the human species. I also got kitty from the same family so Maybelle and Kitty are sisters constantly after each at times. Jojo my other cat I got from a co-worker friend. She is adorable and can train a few tricks. She loves to sleep with me at night and sit with me when I am in the rocking chair. She loves to rocked... yea I know a cat being rocked :) Thanks and have a great day Sincerely Unique16
• United States
22 Jan 10
That sounds like a great gift. I used to love the Homeward bound movies. I bet she's really cute if she looks like Chance. It sounds like you have some nice kitties too.
@savypat (20247)
• United States
21 Jan 10
We wanted a short haired lazy dog that could be a house dog and a ranch dog. We looked for a breed that would fit this need and then waited until we found a rescue dog to bring home. Most shelters will take your name and number if you know what you are looking for. They are always happy to find a dog a new home.
• United States
22 Jan 10
Yes, shelters can be very helpful. I wish that more people would plan in the long run and figure out just what type of dog they really want. Less dogs would end up in shelters that way.