I've been poking around periodically on petfinder.com. I'm not "on fire" to get another dog, I'm in no hurry.
I don't want to buy from a breeder or a pet shop. There are so many dogs out there now who need homes.
This little girl is at a shelter in southern Illinois. The page says she has had a very hard life and needs to learn to trust. She needs a someone to love her in a quiet home. My heart broke looking at that face, and the tail tucked between the legs in fear. She has obviously been bred, and is camera shy.
I can only imagine what she has been through so far in her short life. I am guessing she was used as a breeder in a puppy mill or "animal collector" setting. Who else would breed her and discard her like a used kleenex? She is only around three years old!
I've submitted an application to met her, and hopefully adopt her. I have to wait a week to see if the shelter feels she and I will be a good match. If it is meant to be, it will happen. If not, I hope this little girl finds a forever home where she will be happy, and I will graciously accept disappointment.
One more thing to put in our Father's capable, loving hands.