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Myth: All Dogs Are Big

Reality: When people think of shelters, many visualize only large, mangy dogs, but that's not always the case. There are still small dogs to be had if that's all your home can handle and even sizes in between. One thing's for sure: when you adopt an adult dog, you know what that cute fuzzball looks like grown up already!

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holly-mom holly-mom 4 years
Our shelter lady is a mutt (and an extraordinarily healthy one) and I wouldn't have it any other way. She is the second mutt we have had in our family; the first one passed away in March 2003. Holly was the second and we adopted her in November 2003--we fell in love that fast! Oh, and by the way, she gets along with the cats splendidly (we have 2!).
holly-mom holly-mom 4 years
Shelter dogs can sometimes be the BEST of pets! We adopted an adult shelter dog in 2003 who, on paper, could have been trouble. She had already had three homes. Once we got her home (all 70 pounds of her) and she understood she would always have enough to eat and that she would never be hit, she has become such a beloved member of our family. She was 3 when we got her so my only sadness is that she is getting older.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 5 years
At the shelter I volunteered at, the small dog breeds often found homes much faster than the large dog breeds.