If you are adopting a new pet for your loved one, consider if they can take care of the pet and if they want to have one. In 90 percent of cases, it is much better to take the potential pet owner with you to pick out the right pet for them. This personal interaction is a must.
When you are finding your older relatives or friends without much companionship, talk to them about a pet. While they may not be able to take care of a pet like a puppy, an older dog may be just the company that they need. Pet adoptions like this are needed by older dogs very often.