Okay, I realized I never posted my story on my dog! When my husband and I got married, we lived in an apartment with outrageous pet rates. I really wanted a dog since I'd always had one growing up, but I had to go without! A year later we bought our first house. The first thing we did was start looking for a dog! He wanted a basset hound but I said "NO WAY" as they are big, slobbery, shedding loud lugs! I compromised to a beagle. We found one we liked at a small shelter. We went home to think it over and went back a few days later and she had a sold sign on her kennel.
We went to the big animal shelter the next weekend. We walked all the rows and just didn't find the perfect dog. They were either too big, too small, shed too much, or something that we didn't like. Right before we left, we realized that we missed the first row. We walked by and saw a cute little doggie that I was playing with. There was an older couple looking at "Baby" a few kennels down. I didn't feel it with the dog I was playing with and as soon as the older couple stepped away, I went over to see "Baby." She was the cutest little thing! She was about 11 months old and a cockapoo (cocker spaniel/poodle mix). She was really timid and hid at the back of her cage. We got her out and took her into another room to play with her. She was really fun and I was in LOVE! We paid for her and made our appointment to pick her up the next week!
They were supposed to spay her and do all of her shots and stuff. They laid her up on the table and realized she was already spayed, so we ended up getting her cheaper. The thing of it is, she was brought in by a family because they said she was too hyper. (DUH, she was a PUPPY!) Typically, if pets are brought in for any reason, they are euthenized after the 5 day waiting period. If we had not picked her out, she wouuld've been gone on Monday! It just breaks my heart to think that she'd have been a goner if it weren't for us! I can't stand to think about shelters and how many animals they have to put under because of irresponsible people. I can't imagine EVER getting rid of a dog and letting them euthenize them! Yeah, Bailey (we changed her name) is hyper, but she's our dog and we love her to death! She's just adorable too, right???