I'm a fan of both- rescuing an older dog and buying a pup (but ONLY from a reputable dealer no pet stores or backyard breeders). We have done both and gotten a cast off from a BYB, too. The pup has breathed new life in the other 2 who spend long periods playing where before they would have been snoozing. But the pup was a substantially larger financial investment and you may have to wait a while until a pup becomes available. Both choices have brought us much joy.
He prayeth best, who loveth best, all creatures great and small.
Last edited by zellko; 05-23-2016 at 12:59 AM.