I was watching the Today Show on Friday, and they were talking about the most popular AKC breeds. You can check out their segment on the top puppies here. As usual, the Labrador Retriever topped the list off.
2008 Most Popular Dogs in the U.S.
10. Shih Tzu
I absolutely love my black lab, Hunter, that lives at my parent's home. We rescued him from the local animal shelter; but we swear that he is full blooded, because he has the most beautiful block head. So now I am leaning towards getting another boy black lab. Not only are they snuggly, but he will be able to go running with me. And best of all, when I live in the new house, he can scare away the big, bad wolves (hehe)!
If you have never seen the Southern Proper mascot Beau, please go check him out now. He is too precious! I would love for Preppy Puppy to look just like him :)
I have started to look on Petfinder, and there are plenty of labs to adopt. If you are interested in adopting, you can check out The Today Show's tips. I found two that look really promising, but one is in Kentucky and the other is in Georgia. With that kind of distance, I am hoping one will come up that is a little closer! I would love to snuggle with this little guy!
Adoption can be such a daunting task. Some of the shelters will not allow out of state adoptions, while other require a home visit that would make it impossible. I downloaded some of the applications and you would be amazed at what they ask you. A veterinary reference I can understand, but do they really need to know my income?! I know that all of the hassle will be worth it!
I cannot wait to welcome Preppy Puppy home, and let him wear his new Lilly P. collar!