Thank you. Two of them are less then 100 miles from me.
Originally Posted by Dogdragoness
I also am slightly worried about next dog, I am torn btw rescuing a dog (I am guilty of daily petfinder browsing :P ) and going with a reputable breeder.
I want to rescue a bully mix for next dog but I have one dog, it's one of my folk's dogs but next dog will be interacting with her because by that time I will be moved out here permanently so it will be a while. She is the only one I am worried about, the other dogs are well socialized and know how not to push other dogs buttons.
I have a similar problem, except I won't be moving out in the foreseeable future (health related). My parent's dog,Zane, is a bully mix who is really DS and as a rule does not like adult dogs. My Abby (GSD X Boxer) is so-so with adult dogs, but LOVES to groom/lick/mother dogs that are younger or lower int he pecking order. We also have a lot of cats (parents 2 (plus a stray we are taking care of right now),+ my 3 (all the result of dumped pregnant mamas) and I definitely need a puppy I can sort of "mold" to my environment.
In general I need a 10-30lb dog, no DA tendencies, no high prey drive and reasonable energy level. Also, no professional grooming needed. Hopefully getting a pup, even with prey drive, will make it easier with the cat situation. Abby learned early (Annoy Cat=Pain from the sharp parts).