When misslarue asked my opinion on adopting a puppy or an adult dog, it gave me a great poll idea. I've experienced both and can see advantages of each side. Puppies are a fresh start, but you have to make it through that start and middle before the end result of a good dog, whereas adult dogs can be trickier to train if left untrained for a long time (but easier if you don't have the experience/time to train them yourself). Nothing is impossible with a little dedication and a lot of love, but I'm asking what route you traveled for your furry friends.