Can’t decide on a type of homeless pet to adopt? Want to know more about the breed of homeless dog you’re considering? This section may help you decide. Here, we take a light hearted, but substantive look at some different types of dogs and other pets. We welcome your comments so you can help other people find the perfect homeless pet to adopt.

The Pros & Cons of Pet Turtles

With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back on the scene, it’s a good time to look at having these reptiles as pets. Obviously, the first thing is to absolutely NOT take one from the wild. And here’s a few more Pros and Cons of pet turtles to give a little guidance. PRO Unlike a mouse [...]

The Pros & Cons of Hairless Pets

Often people see hairless pets as a low maintenance answer to shedding and allergies. Not so fast. Most hairless pets do, in fact, have some hair, and you better think (think!) before rushing out to get one. Check out these pros and cons of breeds like Sphynx cats, Peruvian Incas, [...]

The Pros & Cons of Pugs

The Pet Matchmaker, loves all breeds of dogs, as well as all their mixes. (See our piece on mutts.) But, TPM’s Nikki Carvey has a special place in her heart for pugs. Here, she shares what she knows about this wonderful little dog. The Pros and Cons of Elfin Aliens – aka Pugs!! [...]


1. German Shepherds are smart. One of the reasons we love German Shepherd is that they are smart. Crazy smart. Sometimes, I half expect to come downstairs and find Ursa drinking my coffee and reading the paper. There is a reason GSD’s (German Shepherd Dogs) are used as police dogs and [...]

Siberian Huskies: Pros & Cons

Siberian Huskies are a wonderful, majestic breed of working dog. But, is a Siberian Husky the ideal choice for you and your family? Here, we take a lighthearted look at the pros and cons of having one of these wonderful dogs.  Pros: With their blue eyes, Siberian Huskies are simply stunning! If [...]

The Pros & Cons of Labradors

You’ve probably already seen the movie Marley & Me.  In case you missed it and are thinking of getting a Labrador, here’s a few insights into America’s most popular breed. Pro: Labradors look like this when puppies. Emotional manipulation perfected. photo from: [...]

The Pros & Cons of Iguanas

Iguanas are NOT for everybody. Here, TPM’s Nikki Carvey takes a look at the pros & cons of this very exotic pet.   Pro: They are the closest you’ll ever get to owning a dragon. Con: You’re not Harry Potter. Unlike mythical dragons, these reptiles are very real and [...]

Pros & Cons of Cocker Spaniels

Whether we’re talking the American or English version, the Cocker Spaniel and the mixes can make wonderful rescue pets. Originally bred as hunting dogs, today they’re mostly known for being sweet and pretty companion animals. If you have or have had a Cocker Spaniel, you know how [...]


If you fell in love with Uggie, the dog who stole the movie, The Artist, it’s easy to see why Jack Russell Terriers are such a popular breed. But, they are not for everyone! Here are a few pros & cons of the Jack Russell Terrier: Pro: Jack Russells are cute, happy things. I mean, who [...]