So I was pretty sure another dog wasn't going to happen until next year because I was pretty set on getting a lab *puppy*. A female. I have a busy work schedule and I have no time for a puppy, but for my adult dog it works fine. However this seems to be a recurring theme for me in that I want to take in all customer dogs from the daycare I used to work at. That's how I got Duke, after all. I knew him since he was a 14wk old puppy and ended up with him at 7 months once his previous family decided they didn't want him anymore. So, there's this Rottie named Lily, whom I've also known since she was a young pup. Rottie's aren't typically a breed I would seek out, but she's an exceptional individual. She's very sweet, playful and quite frankly reminds me more of a lab in a rottie suit. So I happened to stumble across this ad a few days ago... http://calgary.kijiji.ca/c-pets-dogs-puppies-for-sale-Free-Rotti-to-a-Good-Home-W0QQAdIdZ391085090 It's been torturous. I emailed them to confirm that she is the dog I know (there was little doubt, I recognize the man in the pic) and I'm just wringing my hands. I really want to pursue this further but unsure if this is a good situation to add another dog into. Usually I work 6 days a week. Usually 8hr shifts, and a half day on saturday (full day if it's raining/crappy out) Duke isn't left home alone, during the week he also goes to 'work'. My friend Dean, who owns Boomer, takes him during the day. Dean would NOT be willing to do this for another dog. Three large dogs is a lot to cart around and it's special circumstances because Duke has separation anxiety, and it's also so Boomer can have a buddy and entertain himself during the day. So Lily would be left home alone, because going to 'work' for Duke is definitely the highlights of his life in his mind, really. Duke and Lily have met each other, as he went to the daycare every day with me and she came 2 times a week. They get along fine, but they weren't friends. lol Where I live is also very dog accommodating and I don't predict to move any time soon. The biggest con to me is that once I get a second dog, I very likely won't ever add a third until one passes. So my dream of puppy would be gonzo for 10yrs + Thoughts??