Thanks for writing this! I'm sorry to hear about Dodge. He sounds like a great ol' dog :)
When my parents finally allowed me to have a dog, we went to a breeder and spent nearly $500 on him. Though it's better than going to the mall to purchase a dog, I regret not adopting one. This was back in 2000 when I was 9 so petfinder.com didn't exist at time. Petfinder's a great way to browse through breeds around your area and really makes finding a dog easier.
I've also volunteered at a no-kill shelter in Ledgewood, NJ. It took all my strength to not take home a friend every time I went. I could only hope that someone would take home one of them and that, though it sounds odd, I wouldn't see them the next time I visited. Dogs at kennels shouldn't be looked down upon or overlooked - they want to be yours too.
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