FWIW, I knew what you meant when you used the word "adopted". But it is a hot button word to use around breeders, rescue people, and other hardcore dog folks. You had no way of knowing that, though, so don't worry about it.
The issue that people have with the word "adopt" is purely political in nature--rescues and shelters "adopt" out dogs. Breeders "sell" dogs. "Adoption" implies that you have a second-hand dog, or a puppy from a shelter/rescue, so if you say you "adopted" from a breeder, it's considered a slight. Likewise, saying you "bought" a dog from a rescue is not taken well by rescue folk. There's a long history behind all this, which would probably bore you. Suffice to say, it's better to use a word like "acquired", which is fairly neutral.
Sorry that you got jumped on for using the wrong word!
Whether you "buy" or "adopt" a pup, it's essentially the same thing--you are bringing a dog into your household to be part of your family--but the meanings of the words have been slightly politicized, and breeders and rescue folks don't always get along with each other, so there you go.
Most "normal" people won't bat an eye to either word.
Congratulations on your puppy, and I am jealous!
What?? All right listen. Nobody here wants to use any euphemism or mislead anyone.
All I wanted was to share our good news!
I think my post clearly establishes that we are BUYING/GETTING/ACQUIRING (or any other word you want to use) the dog from Carmspack, not a shelter.
Sorry if the use of "adopting" offended or mislead any members here, that was not the intent. What would I gain from this, for God's sake??
That is the only expression I have ever heard when referring to welcoming a pet in one's family, in my mother tongue. Bad translation to English, my bad.
Now, can we please move on?!