So me and my kids have been talking about getting a puppy. I have no decided on what breed but I am thinking if I do get a puppy it will be an adopted from a shelter or pound istead of a breeder. Now I am not sure if my kids are ready. They love helping with the chickens carrying feed and water and collecting eggs. So somtimes I feel well, they are ready for a puppy. Then somtimes I feel they are not. Somtimes asking them to clean up there toys/cloths rooms. is a hassel with them and if this puppy is to be kept inside then they would have to clean up after the puppy. I think they have it down pat feeding and water but its the cleaning issue i think about. I have no owned a dog for over 3 years now. My last pet was a White shorthaired chihuahua named baby. She passed when she was 11 years old due to cancer. It was a long hard road with her one that broken my heart and tore me apart. I have yet to be able to Love another dog. This is also another one of my concerns is feeling Quilty but loving another dog. Is this normal?? IDK someone give me advice my girls really want a puppy.