About Find a Doggo

I love dogs, and I'd love to get a canine companion of my own. But I worry about getting a dog I can reasonably care for, given my small apartment and busy freelance lifestyle.

After doing some research, I found that Petfinder® hosts an API for its database of over 100,000 dogs available for adoption, and they're searchable by breed and location. I found a few articles that list breeds by temperament, and decided to make a simple tool to cross-reference the API and the breeds I found. My process is hardly scientific, and the tool is designed to be accessible and simple. I'm open to feedback!

For more on breeds and their temperaments, visit the American Kennel Club's list of dog breeds at the link below.

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This list was compiled by Emily Wang for BarkPost in "14 Dog Breeds That Are Perfect for Lazy Humans." It includes Havanese, Pugs, and Chow Chows, among others.

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Jenna Stregowski, RVT, put together this list, entitled "10 Best Guard Dogs," for The Spruce Pets in 2017. Akitas, Belgian Malinois, and Bullmastiffs are on the list.

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Dogs on the "At-Risk" list are members of breeds that end up in shelters more often than others — American Pit Bull Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, etc.

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