We have been wanting to get a dog for my 5 year old. The apartment life wouldn't allow us a pet, but we recently purchased a house and decided to start looking. Our search started and ended at the local animal shelter. I'm glad we decided to adopt from there as the scene is so sad there, all the dogs that will end up being euthanize and what not. Anyway we picked a couple out that seemed to have good temperament and was fairly young, and yesterday we brought our daughter to meet/ play with them to see if she could find a good fit. We ended up with a 1 year old Rat Terrier, who she already named "Joe Joe Biscootie". We will be bringing him home next Friday as Thursdays is the day that they are sent to the vet to be neutered, chipped, and have their shots, and of course our selection wasn't complete until after the vet run had already been made.
Its been 6 years at least since we have had a pet and I am excited to have a four legged furry friend pawing around the house.