I want so badly to adopt a friend and new family member. I've been spending alot of time searching for a Chow to adopt that would fit into our life. The biggest problem is because we have a 15 month old grand child, she LOVES dogs. So we have to find a Chow who would not only tolerate cats, play nicely with other dogs, but it has to do good with small children. I guess we are searching for the perfect Chow. Smkie, would you keep your eyes open in the Kanas City area for me? I've wanted to visit that city for years anyways, never have been there. We are in Central IL so we have quite a range of states all around us we can travel to. WI, Iowa, IN, OH, part of KY, Missouri, and part of Kanas, and part of Michigan.