My qualifications for the next dog:
1. female (because male dogs pee on my tomato plants and flowers)
2. short-haired (easier to bathe)
3. past puppyhood (I don't like having my furniture, shoes, and electrical cords chewed on)
4. Medium sized (Because most small dogs are rather fragile; and large dogs are too big for my house)
And that's about it. Wayside Waifs has two dogs I'm interested in:
Tiki is just a tad young (nine months), but I watched the video of her sitting on command for a treat, and I love her enthusiasm.
Roxie is two years old; I like the fact that she's active, because an active dog makes our walks so much more interesting and actually motivates us to walk. We need all the motivation we can get.
Of course, whichever dog I come home with will be renamed Iris.
Wayside Waifs doesn't open until two o'clock, and Cliff plans to spend a long workday at his brother's farm today. I'd LOVE to rush right over there and check out the dogs, but I believe if I am supposed to have one of them, the right one will still be there tomorrow. I will look at other dogs while I'm there, and if I don't "click" with any of them, there's a half-price sale on adult dogs weighing over forty pounds at one Kansas City area shelter this weekend. There are also some shelter animals in nearby Higginsville. Somewhere Iris is waiting.
Average Jane gave me the link to THIS GROUP; these dogs are all foster-homed, rather than put into a shelter.