In case you’re thinking about adding a Papillon to your family, make sure to check your local shelters in you neighbourhood and rescue organizations, for Papillons that are available. They all have different rules.
Before adopting, make sure that a Papillon wil suit your lifestyle – that is extremely important. Once adopted, you are responsible for it.
Papillons have delicate bones and their eyes are prone to problems. They have a higher-than-average incidence of luxating patella, or floating kneecaps. Make sure you can afford the services of a vet before taking on the responsibility of a dog. They need a lot of attention and exercise and that must suit your lifestyle.
Although Papillons like to play a lot, that is not enough exercise for them, they need to be walked daily, so be sure you can do that before considering adoption.
It is very important to get your dog spayed or neutered before adopting. Dog tags and microchipping are things to consider, because new dogs might get lost in strange environments, especially because rescue dogs might suffer from separation anxiety.
Most important is to find out how pet-friendly your environment and neighbourhood are. Papillons are not very noisy, but “No Pets” mean No Pets.
Do not make emotional decisions and enjoy the process of adopting a Papillon Dog.