We adopted Gus. Gus was a five year old male lab. He was well trained and would have been perfect. But we have kids and a very large, horrid puppy.
Had I known then what I know now about dog training, I wouldn't have gotten so stressed with the two dogs. Gus was Maeve's favorite dog and she was so very sad to see him go. I don't regret getting him because it would have taken another "Gus" for me to learn my lesson.
Mathew told me not to get another dog and dare I say, he was right?