Puppy energy is just lovely to be around. That’s why when a child said, “I want to get a dog”, she probably is thinking about a puppy jumping up and kissing her face. So, you’ve decided to grant your child her wish.
The advantage of adopting a shelter dog.
Adult dogs are calmer. Their personality traits are already developed. What you see is what you get. Adult dogs have already outgrown the high energy of puppyhood.
If they have already lived with a family before they end up in a shelter, chances are they have been trained to some degree. This is a big advantage in a family with young children.