Older Welsh Corgis are available for adoption from rescue organizations and Corgi clubs. Websites that list specific breeds from small breeders with guarantees are also a good source to find Corgis for adoption.
Rescue groups such as the Cardigan and Pembroke Welsh Corgi group, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi National Rescue Trust, and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America are great places to find Corgis two years old and up. Websites such as PetFinder.com list available dogs from animal rescue groups all over the United States.
To adopt a younger Corgi or a puppy, the American Kennel Club is a good place to start. Their strict "responsible breeder" policies and regulations require that only dogs that are sure to improve the breed are made available to the public.
Buying from a pet store is not a good option when looking for a new Corgi. Most of the puppies in these stores are the products of inhumane and unhealthy breeding practices. Even a dog that looks healthy may have genetic problems or a hostile temperament.
Corgis are divided into Cardigan and Pembroke Corgis. Pembrokes are more extroverted than Cardigans, while the Cardigan is generally larger than the Pembroke. The biggest difference is in the tail, with Pembrokes having a shorter or docked tail and Cardigans sporting a full-length tail.