Kids, when you and your family are thinking about getting a dog, just keep in mind that there are so many great dogs to choose from in the local dog pound or dog rescue centres. You can research and visit your local dog rescue centre and contact them for a time to meet a variety of dog breeds. You can even look into volunteering to walk the dogs or do some work at your local centre, possibly even dog sit for a night or two. All these things are a great way to help you find the right new friend and one day have fun with your own dog mate.