We are thinking about getting a dog from a local no-kill shelter. In the past couple of months, the local police have busted up a pit bull fighting ring and the shelters are full of dogs who were going to be used to train pit bulls to fight. Yes, it's horrifying and disgusting.
We have room and love for one more, so we are going to look at a couple of the dogs this week and hopefully make a decision next weekend. A friend of mine is on the board of directors for one of the shelters and she has narrowed the search for us. We are going to look at these two little guys: Tigger and Biscuit.
I need to know what kind of questions to ask about the dogs and what kind of behavior etc. to look for. They are neutered, microchipped and up to date on their shots, and I don't think general health is going to be a big issue. I know I should ask about heartworm (it's very rare around here) and take a good look at their teeth. What else?
The dog will be joining a household with a Boston, a Japanese Chin, a 4-year-old human and two adults. My huband works from home, so the new guy will have supervision.
I'd really appreciate your input.