|Barked: Fri Apr 5, '13 10:25am PST |
|Ah! Thank you, Capone!!!! You are a life saver
Guest, you can look at these dogs, say what you think and why, and this will be a way for you to better articulate what you are looking for. It will ground you more and help you be more confident and avoid mistakes.
The two rescues I came up with for you are Heavenly Paws of Michigan and Waggin Tails Rescue. I like them both a lot. They are obviously very sound on assessing their fosters and have strong ethics. It often can simply be a point of getting with the right rescue organization, and those two are super solid.
This is SPARKY, who is old enough to where he'll be nicely settled for you, but young enough to have lots of life left. A very amenable and easy to get along with boy who likes everything, but also has his outdoorsy side, so he'd be answering both of your needs. Maybe not as much a jogging partner for your husband, but uncomplicated, highly companionable, and also fun to walk and let run around in the field when you have the chance. "Ready made pet." He walks in and is your forever buddy with no drama, just doggie love. Love this dog.
Now for something contrasting, this is DAVEY. He's far younger, will need some training and early work, and then just to maintain him properly you'd need to be sure he gets good daily exercise and something to occupy his mind. But he's a very social boy, not high on energy, and gets you closer to the "big dog" package. He's a little over on the weight, but I doubt they weigh the dogs there?....he's light build and lanky and "looks" cool on size class.
Sparky is with Heavenly Paws, and they have another there, in between these two, the aforementioned cute plain jane ABBEY. She's a very social girl, medium but with a big dog vibe, looks to be a well adjusted girl. You'd need to ask about the barking and energy....she looks midline to me (being in rescue, learning how to read info off simple pictures is a trait you develop, lol!) and she looks super bright to me.
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