Originally Posted by JKMJ441724
we wanted a small, inside dog and could find VERY FEW in local shelters. We decided on one only to be told we weren't a good match because we had younger (although responsible) children in our home.
Then I found a yorkie but it was in poor(ish) health and had recently had surgery to remove an eye. I chose not to get that one because I didn't want to have to deal with my children's heartache should something happen to the dog.
We ended up getting BellatheWonderDog! at a breeder and we love her to pieces! I wish it had worked out for us going the rescue route.
How cute! I actually contacted a couple of breeders to see if they had any adult dogs and found one who did but she had just given it up for adoption a few days before I called.
I'm not stuck on a purebred and would consider a mix....in fact, one rescue group had a Shih-poo (shih tzu/poodle mix) but they were one of the ones who wouldn't consider us because we were out of state...even though I said, we'd drive the 5 plus hours