Ray and I have been talking for months about getting a dog. We were debating on a shelter dog versus a purebreed, and finally agreed on a shelter puppy.
We aren't planning on getting the puppy until June, giving us time to get our crate, toys, and everything instead of just rushing out and making one huge purchase. I keep an eye on petfinder and my local humane society websites though, and the other day a 5 month old golden retriever was advertised. Now, all puppies are supposed to be $185 there, when I clicked the link, they wanted $380. I was kind of chocked and surprised. I mean, it is totally reasonable price for a golden retriever, but is it fair to jack up the price when all the pitbull mixes are 185? I mean there are plenty of "backyard breeders" in our news paper that sell puppies for 300-minus the shots and neauturing but still.
Melissa-if you see this! As for the sheltie advertised as free in our pennysaver, it had an "incident" with one of her Mother's kittens. We didn't bother going out because even if I can understand a dog doing that, I do not want a dog around my daughter and cats that has done something like that. If we would have ver had an incident I would have always blamed myself.