Find the right dog breed for your home with Friend Fetcher, a new breed selector from the pet's point of view.
Finding the perfect dog breed is a lot like finding the perfect date. Are you looking for a companion who enjoys long walks on the beach? Then the Chesapeake Bay Retriever could be a good match. If you're looking for somebody who would rather cuddle on the couch, a Chihuahua might be a better choice - as long as you don't mind a little attitude. If you'd prefer a companion who won't talk back to you, there's always the Basenji, a hound with an unusually shaped larynx who is physically unable to bark.
There may be a million fish in the sea, as the saying goes, but there are over six million adoptable animals in animal shelters around the country. Petcentric can help you find one that's just right for you and your family.
The first thing you should do before adopting a dog is take a long, hard look at your lifestyle and honestly evaluate whether it's flexible enough to accommodate a pet. Make a list of your future pet's must-haves and must-not-haves. For example, can you tolerate shedding and barking? Are you prepared to provide an hour of exercise every day? Have you worked the cost of dog food into your budget? Will your pet be exposed to children? How long will he be left alone each day?
Now is the time to be picky about everything from allergies to desired activity level to grooming and exercise requirements. You want to take every precaution to avoid having second thoughts about your adoptee and taking him back to the shelter, a common occurrence if adoptions are not fully contemplated, such as when pets are given as gifts during the holidays.
The good news is that all of this preliminary work can be fun! With the Friend Fetcher breed selector tool on petcentric, you can find the dog breed that’s just right for you by answering a few quick questions about you and your desired pet. Friend Fetcher will then search its database of 118 animated dog breeds and introduce you to your matches. Unlike other breed selectors, Friend Fetcher is from the pet’s perspective, meaning that all the breeds will tell you about themselves in their own words. You can even compare your match to the most popular dog in America … the hip, healthy mixed breed, a dog who combines the best traits of your favorite breeds.
If you're not looking for a new dog at the moment, you can still browse the Friend Fetcher library and get acquainted with all the quirky and humorous personalities. What better way to study up for the National Dog Show or get in the mind of your current pet?
Try out the Friend Fetcher breed selector now and get ready to meet your new best friend!