ok heres the problem. i just found out that all 3 adoption shelters in my area dont allow phoenix to come with me, when i choose another dog. how can i adopt a dog and then introduce it to him? i mean, should i get a male or female? he gets along with all dogs. there has never been one he didnt like, and there are quite a few dogs in our area(military housing). is it enough to ask the staff if that particular dog will get along with other dogs? i narrowed it down to the army vet clinic, that has dogs up for adoption. that way everything(shots, spay& neut. etc.) will be taken care of. i got phoenix from the local dog pound and he was dirty, and sick, and wormy etc. so, like i asked, how can i get them to know each other? does it all depend on the other dog, cus phoenix likes them all...??