Select your new dog with your lifestyle and living situation in mind. In addition to your new family member's personality, consider its temperament, size, and coat as well. Some breeds have traits that may be objectionable in certain circumstances, such as hyper excitability or a tendency to bark. Your veterinarian is a valuable resource and should be consulted before you acquire a pet of any kind.

Breed Selection

There are two types of dogs--purebred and mixed breed. The 124 recognized breeds are grouped into seven categories: hound, working, terrier, toy, sporting, non-sporting, and herding. There are thousands of mixed-breed combinations. Each purebred or mixed-breed dog has a unique personality. Dogs originally bred for a specific purpose tend to retain these characteristics. These dogs may require additional training and patience. Selecting a specific breed does not guarantee a particular behavior, but choosing offspring from animals with desirable temperaments does increase one's chances of getting the best pet. Mixed breeds can be as beautiful, intelligent, loving, and companionable as purebreds.Veterinarians, breed-specific books (usually available at libraries and pet stores), and dog shows are excellent sources of information about individual breed characteristics and needs.

Friend or Protector?

Most dogs, even tiny ones, bark when strangers approach their home or yard. This bark is usually enough to deter intruders. A pet should not be trained as an attack dog. Attack-trained dogs require special handling and knowledge to prevent accidental injury to people, including members of your own family.

  • Selecting a Puppy or Older Dog

    Selecting A Puppy A new puppy can be a terrific addition to a family, but with the fun comes responsibility for its care and well-being. Consider and prepare for your puppy's needs before you adopt! Pick a puppy that is active, friendly, and inquisitive. Avoid the one that appears to be afraid of everything

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr Baldwin and her staff are great! They all treat my dogs as if they were their own."
    -Jim Couture
  • "The entire staff at The Phoenix Veterinary Center was outstanding and went above and beyond to help us get our pups feeling better. We will be using them for all of Roscoe and Willow's wellness checkups and any other unexpected trips to the vet."
    -Robert Tesdall
  • "Such an awesome staff and comforting knowing they are so patient with their clients. I asked a number of questions and received options for every single one. I am very fortunate to have Dr. Baldwin and her team so close to home for not only myself but for Rosie too!!"
    - Julie M.
  • "Thank you, again, for taking such good care of my girls. The staff went above and beyond, doing what was best for my dogs. They are prompt about getting back to you, available and oh so friendly. Glad you are in my neighborhood. Thanks for your care."
    -Nancy Piña-Gray
  • "A wonderful caring vet who took our time with Ace who had a foreign body in his paw. Sat down on the floor with him and got down to his level. She was very thorough in her diagnosis and treatment. I couldn't be more pleased and highly recommend her for your pet!"
    - Joe Heaton
  • "LOVE Phoenix Veterinary Center! They are very caring and loving towards our little Ellie. Dr. Baldwin and Dr. Ware are wonderful! As well as all the staff too. It's a small office, you can hear everything, I always hear them talking kindly and gently to the animals in the treatment area. I hear them talking to other owners, explaining treatments and procedures. Always being friendly and respectful. They really care- they do follow up phone calls and emails, show concern when Ellie isn't feeling well, and even squeezed us in just before closing on a busy Saturday. They go above and beyond and we appreciate them very much.
    Ellie's has been in for routine vaccines, upset tummy, itchy allergies, and a dental with an extraction. And every time we are there, the entire staff are absolutely wonderful."
    - Kara Z