Hi animal lovers!
I could use some advice. As you know I am closing on my house today and moving this weekend- woo. At some point in the not too distant future I want to get a dog. I like the idea of having a warm fuzzy lovie who barks to protect it's home and family.
I've never had a dog- of my own. Not really. I had a dog- but it loved Mom best. This time I would be Mom- and dog would love me. but I have some questions about dogs.
Breeds? I prefer mixed breeds- or does anyone have suggestions for breeds (mixed or otherwise) that are known for liking kids, cats and people and also being protective?
I will only get an animal at a shelter- preferably a young one so the cats and the dog can get used to each other- any tips on that?
Dog runs- we have one at the house already. I want to update it because it is all rock (poor little paws) - so, any tips on dog runs?
I don't want a dog that will jump fences, dig out, or generally destroy things- is that a breeding or a training issue?
A lot of care and thought will go into this decision- so I am gathering advice now.