Finally, after a couple of months, I was able to convince my parents to "foster" Shelby for a while. She was returned to my friend/breeder for no issues of her own a while back (previous owner was having other problems and didn't feel Shelby was getting the attention she needed, basically). Our friend would keep her herself as she adores her, but feels Shelby would be better off in a more family oriented home as her house is really busy and not the life Shelby deserves/is happiest in. She is one of the sweetest dogs I know, and I really want to be able to keep her. So I'm hoping that by fostering her for a while, my parents will fall in love with her as much as I am and decided she's a keeper. Her temperament is amazing - I don't think there are many people in this world who wouldn't love her. Anyway, here are a few pictures: Here's hoping my plan works out! If not, she'll definitely find a good forever home sometime. Whether it be with our friend/breeder, or other friends of hers.