Puppy or Adult Dog. Many families may go into the adoption process with an idea of the exact dog they’re looking for. When adopting it’s important to take into consideration the thoughts of those who have worked, or even lived, with the particular dogs considered for adoption. While puppies are cute and fun to have around, they’re also a lot of work. Bringing a puppy into the home requires lots of time spent training and some families may not have the resources to care for a younger dog. There are many older dogs available for adoption who are already trained. The adoption agency can help choose the right dog based on the age of the dog and the time the family has to dedicate to training.