1.20.2011

adoption

With a new old "nold" house, and a big ol' fenced in yard and lots of lovin to go around, it only makes sense to look into adoption! Adoption of a pup that is!

I knew for a while that once I got moved into my house I wanted to look into getting a dog of my own. Originally I wanted a brand new puppy. And then I saw the Sarah McLachlan-depressing-ADOPT ME-commercials on tv every hour and knew that I had to save those poor helpless dogs. So off to adoptapet.com I went!

My criteria:
-A small(er) dog, big dogs are great but just not for me. I don't like having a giant lump o' coal laying on my lap or jumping up on me.

-A non-shedding or minimal shedding dog. I am allergic to cats, and sometimes I wonder if that trickles into some dog dander too?

-Non-yippy. I think chihuahuas are adorable, and yorkies sometimes but they are just too loudmouthed for me!

Ideally, I wanted a poodle or a bischon (or some mix of both). That's what my spencerpup is and I love his temperament and think he's just the greatest (doesn't every dog owner think that of their own though, ha?!)

I stumbled upon a curlyhaired apricot fella named Oro (which I've since learned means "gold" in spanish)


I've been emailing back & forth with the shelter he is at and am going to meet this guy on Saturday. He sounds great on paper, so I hope we meld well!
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23 comments:

Caroline said...

He is so adorable. I can't wait to hear how the meeting goes. :)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Aww!!! He is a cutie!! Hope you love him and he loves you!

Meredith said...

Too cute!!! I adopted my dog too. Love her, even though she's having health issues now. :(

Brittany said...

That's so great you're adopting!! I hope u two mesh well :) he's a cute!!

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

He's precious!! Hopefully you two are a good match! :)

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Precious :D I want to adopt a dog as well once I get a pet-friendly residence. Schnauzers are good too for allergy sufferers, like us. Hope to hear good news about y'alls meet!

Kristen said...

What a little cutie! I hope it things work ot for you and Oro!

Erica said...

Exciting! You're right about each dog owner thinking their breed is the best too! I'd tell you to get an American Bulldog in a heartbeat, but they're not so much on the smaller side! And hard to find to adopt:(

Marcy XOXO said...

OmGah Chels he is the cutest puppy I ever did see! I am all for adopting pups... I cannot stand those terrible commercials! It.Breaks.My.Heart.

Melissa Jo said...

He is an absolute cuties! Adopting dogs really is the best too! Dogs really are good food for your soul too, it may be just what you need.

What is with this 'boycott american women' comment? I keep seeing them everywhere! I better watch out I may be next.

Lacey in the City said...

Oh my goodness gracious, he is cuuute!!!

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

He is super cute! Good luck!

Sole Matters said...

he is so cute!!

Jax said...

Ohmy he is SO cute! I hope you guys get along b/c he's really adorable! :) Please post more when you know! I, too, am a sucker for any rescue dog... I cant handle those commercials. I cry at them. Seriously.

Tori and Chad said...

Squee! I'm so excited for you!

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Marian said...

He is adorable. Adopting a pup is such a great idea!!

Laura said...

Paisley is a Bichon-Poodle mix and I love her to pieces! She meets all of the things you said you wanted - Although the vet did tell us that mixed 'designer' breeds often have more problems. Paisley's knees are bad and she has allergies, but I wouldn't trade her for the world. They're great dogs! :)

Aubrey S. said...

Good luck!

Erica said...

I happen to think its a fantastic idea Chels, screw what other people (CMae) say... if you think you are ready for a dog, then go ahead. I wouldn't have the two loves of my life if I had listen to people tell me I shouldn't get them. And its worked out very well.

Lets face it, you've grown up with a dog, dogs are the thing around here (Knowing and growing up with you I know these things :)). And you know life can only be better with a pup by your side!

Just Add Walter said...

oh my goodness!!!!!! soooo stinking cute!! good luck!

Jamie Pickle said...

Those commercials make me cry EVERY time. I have to change the channel!!

What a cutie pie :)

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