I’ve written a blog post over on the Allianz website, explaining my rationale for choosing a rescue dog when you get a new pet. This may be obvious to many who have experience, but to beginners in the pet world, it’s not clear. I hope my post clarifies some of the questions people have: click on the link below to read it.
Here’s why you should (carefully) choose a rescue dog rather than buying a puppy
Please note that I am unable to answer veterinary questions in comments. If you have questions or concerns about your pet's health it is always better to contact your vet.