My middle sister is looking for the "just right" dog to adopt and we've found a possible match in the local shelter - a big black Lab:
It isn't easy for Sis to find the right dog. Aside from the fact she has a family that includes two children, a husband, and a cat, she's been living with an amazing dog for 10 years and her expectations for other dogs are a little -- impossible :-) So I'm helping her remember that her wonder dog grew up to become incredible - she wasn't actually born as anything other than an ordinary, normal dog...and now that she's a senior who is aging with difficulties any new dog needs to be able to live alongside her.
Elsewhere in my doggy-friend circle....
Next, we have an Airedale pup scheduled to join the extended family at the beginning of September.
Finally, I have a friend who will be adding a new Springer Spaniel to her pack. She's lived with Springers for many years and for her, they are THE dog :-) Her oldest dog has passed and her middle aged pup needs a new friend. She has a newly born pup lined up to join the family when she's old enough.
Little Seneca still has a bit more growing to do before she will be ready to leave mom and the rest of the litter. When she's ready though, she will be joining a fantastic new family... and have lots of opportunities to play outside.
Springers can have a lot of fun in any season but really seem to shine in the fall :-)
Whether adopting from a shelter, or going through a trusted breeder, the autumn season can be a great time to add a canine family member. The weather is still agreeable to house-training, playing outside is less likely to lead to overheating, long walks are very lovely in this season, and a cool, crisp day is a perfect time to cuddle up with a new furry friend. Good luck to everyone adding a new pup to the family this season!