I posted a few months ago about getting a dog, but due to a few circumstances I have waited until now. I've been fostering for almost a year now, which I think makes it harder to choose one - I've loved so many briefly and then given them up (to be adopted, of course) that as silly as it sounds, I think I'm nervous about choosing one that will be mine forever. I am really wanting one of my own though, and I'm so excited I can't sleep. I'm looking for a dog who can go running, hiking, and to the dog park with me, and maybe do agility, but who doesn't have huge energy needs, since I live in an apartment and work full time. I'd also rather get a dog that's not dominant or aggressive, due to my personality (on the gentler side). I went to the local animal shelter today and found a dog listed as a husky, who I think is mixed with yellow lab. It's not a breed combo I had considered before, but she seems to be a really good fit for me. She is ~40 - 50 pounds, but thickly built (husky ). We went running for in the visitation area (only a few yards), and she seemed to really like it. She also seemed sweet and to have a fairly stable temperament. She's also bi-eyed, which I always think is neat (though far from a priority). We didn't totally bond, but I think that's hard in the shelter environment. The other dog I've been thinking about is this one: http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=10443487 - I love border collies, but obviously don't live in a farm, so I thought she might be a rare border collie that would fit my lifestyle. Unfortunately, she's at a shelter 1.5 hours away (maybe 2 or more with traffic), so I need to think if it is worth the trip tomorrow. I just had to share with someone. I know it's hard to say, but any thoughts on the matter?