I love animals, and for several years, I raised and sold puppies and enjoyed it immensely. This would not be something that just anyone might want to do; but if you love puppies, it is a great way to make a little extra money and do something you enjoy at the same time. I think that you would have to have a large kennel facility if you were planning on making enough money to support yourself, or even supplement retirement income; but just a few small dogs running around the house can give you some extra spending money. It does involve a lot of work, since you have to care for the dogs, and they will also need a lot of bathing and grooming, especially when they are long-coated puppies. I had my own website, and advertised the puppies with the free online advertisement classifieds, and usually had all of the pups sold by the time they were at weaning age. As the pups were growing, people who had reserved a puppy would come and visit their pup; so by the time the puppy was old enough to take home, it was already familiar with its new family' Many people sent me pictures as their puppies grew up, and I loved seeing the happy families going home with their new puppy in their arms.