Lofunzo wrote:slomo007 wrote:Sounds like it's too late, but thought I would throw this link in here for anyone still thinking they want a dog.
Don't support the breeders, there are some good ones but so many of them overbreed their dogs and generally hurt the dog population. If you want a dog, just adopt one. You can search by breed and find pretty much anyone. We adopted a black lab about 6 months ago and couldn't be happier...she's a great dog.
To take it a step further, you can also look into adopting a greyhound. I saw the National Geographic special on their treatment and it made me sick. I had to cover his eyes while I watched it. Even though he is gone, he is not forgotten. Easily the best dog I have ever had.
There's a greyhound rescue shelter where I live. They're excellent. They do everything they can to ensure the dogs go to the right owners as well as matching potential owners to the right dog.