Puppies are listed for sale on sites such as Petfinder and on breeder's sites accessible through the American Kennel Club breeder listings. Adopting a puppy is a huge responsibility that should not be taken lightly.
Before adopting a puppy, prospective owners should take the time to consider why they are adopting the puppy and think about whether or not they have the time to truly take care of the puppy. Caring for a puppy requires a significant financial commitment and time commitment. Once the decision to adopt has been made, the new dog owners should be sure to choose a puppy whose breed or whose mix of breeds correspond best with his or her living situation. For example, it would be unwise for someone to choose a large active dog when living in a tiny apartment.