What a nice mom! First research different breeds of dogs online before making a choice of which type of dog would be right for your family. Please consider adopting a dog from a shelter. They'll have already gotten a physical exam, shots, and been spayed/neutered. Good luck!
the shelters, or try petfinders.com..the rescue groups temperament test the dogs to make sure they are good around smaller children, plz dont overlook an older dog..they are already trained and will love you and your daughter like no other.
Check with your local shelter, the ASPCA, or go online and see rescue organizations. There are tons of the. May I say, thank you for looking to adopt a dog rather than buy from a pet store. We got our dog from our local shelter. She was only about 6 months old at the time and she has been the most wonderful addition to our family. She's just a mutt (they say she's a Shepard mix) but she is the MOST beautiful, sweetest dog EVER!!!