Puppies are often the most popular choice for new dog owners because they tend to fall in love with their new family almost instantly (not to mention they are incredibly cute). However, you should not overlook the joy of adopting an older dog. Looking after an adult dog is equally rewarding and by adopting a dog from a rescue centre you could also be saving a life.
There are advantages and disadvantages to each route. Deciding which option will best suit your family can be difficult, so here are the pros and cons of each option to help you out.