I'm wondering how everyone has gone about finding the right dog for their family?
I don't assume we're any trickier to please than others but we do have a few issues such as dd being scared of all dogs (but has never had a "constant" dog se could get used to) and ds2 was bitten by a small dog a month ago.
We have two acres with neighbours on either side but space isn't an issue for a dog to run around in. Growing up in the country neither df not I believe in letting dogs inside, however we always make sure our dogs are comfortable and warm outside.
I don't want to be an irresponsible pet owner and get a dog for ds1 who so desperately wants one and then leave it to do whatever because df and I are both working. I want it to be trained properly.
I'm not keen on a little puppy because I know I will be the one getting up to comfort it when it cries all night long, and I will be the one replacing shoes or hoses or whatever it chews through when it gets to that stage. Obviously for these reasons a rescue dog would be best, but then how does one find a good family friendly rescue dog?
I honestly have no idea! All I know is that we are finally ready to welcome a dog into our family but can't decide where to go from here! Can anyone help?