I've been wanting to rescue a Boxer (or Pittie cross) for a while, but I have a couple of questions about whether or not I should rescue one, and if so, what I should be looking for: 1. We will be getting a Leader Dog puppy to raise in Spring of 2006, so what would be the best age of dog to rescue? I DON'T want two puppies in the house (that would drive me crazy, and I don't think it is allowed by the orginization) so what age to Boxers norm. stop acting like puppies? (Maybe puppies isn't the best word....Boxers always act like them! ) I'm thinking around 3 or 4? 2. Since we are getting the Leader Dog puppy and it won't be spayed, would it be better to rescue a male or female dog? I don't know what the LD puppy will be (any gender, either a Lab, Golden, or GSD) so what would be the best gender of dog to rescue? 3. And with all of that said, would it be wize to just wait and not rescue a dog, since I will be getting a LD puppy in about a year? I have to go now because my 9yr old sis wants me to play a card game with her. Thanks for all of your help!!