Well, we finally decided to start looking for a puppy. This time I did a lot of online research and found a couple of shelters that had puppies. The shelter we decided on is called the Friends of Orange County's Homeless Pets. In the beginning, I was looking at a couple of pups, but they were quickly adopted out. The person in charge informed me that she just got a momma in with 5 pups. The only problem was they were only 2 weeks old. She said at 5 weeks, we could come take a look and put in a reservation on one that we liked. So yesterday we went over to see the pups. The fostered pups were conveniently housed a stones throw from my Mom's house in Tustin. When we walked in the back yard, 5 of the smallest little puppies you've ever seen came to greet us. I don't ever remember seeing pups so young. You can imagine how hard it was, at 5 weeks, to try and decide on one. They were all so cute. The Momma is an American Staffordshire Terrier, and we don't know what the dad was. The great thing about this foster home is that both humans are animal control officers, so they have a lot of experience working with animals and especially dogs. They have a young child and they have adopted other American Staffordshire Terriers. The benefit of this is the puppies are socialized with other dogs and children. This breed is already great with children, families, and other dogs...as long as you bring them up right. Here is a link to the breed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Staffordshire_Terrier Anyway, the foster home is going to deliver our pup in about 3 weeks. She will have most all of her shots, spayed, and microchiped. We don't have a name yet, but we are working on that. We are all really excited!