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Nov 9, 2009

Spartacus goes to doggie heaven, V is still cool after all these years, and Mac & Kat throw down about germs at communion.

fourteen and a half years ago

Your friendly neighborhood dog advocate here. Katherine, please reconsider your expectation regarding your next dog after Bella is gone.

Be aware that for every dog obtained from a breeder, another dog is euthanized at the humane society. There are hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats euthanized every year, because there is no room to keep them. Also a major reason to have dogs and cats spayed and neutered (ahem), but that is a topic for another day.

As far as puppies, yes absolutely, puppies are available for adoption. And if you want a specific breed, most likely, you can find that, too. The only thing is, if you are too specific, it may take longer (or you may have to go a little further) to find exactly what you seek.

I highly recommend you look at, (although, I caution, if you go there, you may be getting Bella a companion sooner, rather than a replacement later).

Also, regarding \"totally getting the kids another puppy\", versus, \"we won\'t be replacing Bella\"... Among reasons *not* to get a puppy, are all the stuff that comes with puppy-dom, housebreaking, training, their chewing and destroying everything, etc. The best bet is to skip the puppy stage and get a young dog that is already housebroken, and past the puppy stage.

So, for example, a pupppy named Dallas Ray is available right now in Statesboro, about an hour east of you. Or Pancho (also within an hour drive or so) is young and crate trained... Here\'s a search for you:

(stepping down from soapbox).

Not to mention that mixed breeds don\'t suffer the ailments that inbreeding leads to, blah, blah, blah...

God Bless!