How to get the dog of your dreams — without a breeder

It takes work — but it's worth it

A corgi.
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It's completely normal and understandable to have your heart set on a specific breed of dog. I'm not here to shame for you that. Maybe you grew up with golden retrievers and always dreamed of having one of your own. Maybe you're an avid hiker and have always wanted a husky to hit the trails with. Or maybe your heart just melts every time you see a chubby little French bulldog.

It's a myth, however, that you have to shop instead of adopt if you want a specific purebred dog.

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