1. Lauren Rose
    September 10, 2014 / 6:02 pm

    That's so exciting! I have one rescue dog (we think cocker spaniel/poodle mix) and one dog (poodle) from a breeder. Both are great! The only thing is that with a breeder, you know what you are getting personality and health wise most of the time. With rescue dogs, that is more up in the air. We paid a lot of money up front for the poodle from the breeder, but more in vet bills for our rescue. Either way, we love them both and you just have to find the right dog for you! Good luck on this journey!

  2. Alex
    September 10, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    That is super sketchy, but it's so nice you want to rescue Shadow and give him a safe and loving home! I got my akita from a breeder but it took us forever to find one! We traveled a couple hours to get Misa.-Alexwww.monstermisa.blogspot.com

  3. Erin @ Loop Looks
    September 10, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    I've only ever adopted dogs and you do get a mixed bag. You have to be willing to put in A LOT of work with a rescue dog. However, I just can't imagine paying money to a breeder when there are so many dogs already out there in crappy situations. I would give the shelter one more chance so that you can actually meet Shadow. You may find out that he's not the dog for you after all. Did you ask your co-worker about the way they treated you? If she's on the board she should know about that.

  4. kTm
    September 11, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    I think you might need to get Shadow out of there! But just realize, shelter animals are typically a lot of work. Have a personal vet take a look at her before officially adopting her, I've heard horror stories where people adopt shelter dogs only to find out they are dying.I've got a Jack Russell (who we rescued – was definitely abused beforehand), and a german shepard an old dog of ours had (delivering puppies is a crazy experience btw)! I don't typically believe in getting dogs from breeders because they are always so overpriced, my family has always gotten dogs from mutual friends.Pick Your Beau