Alaska Mom Posted August 1, 2008 Share Posted August 1, 2008 I am soliciting your opinion of the best dog breeds - or alternative pet. This is so unbelievably complicated for us!!! I've scoured the web and read everything out there on the breeds, I've talked to our animal shelter, I recently attended a kennel show (where I was told I was asking for the moon), so I'm no where. Here's the problem: 1. Must be good with kids - obviously 2. Must be portable - we travel south for 2-3 months in the winter, so dog or pet must be a good travel buddy. 3. Must not constantly bark - I can't handle that! 4. Prefer a low shedder - I'm too busy for the extra cleaning! 5. Must be able to get the critter to us - we live is small town in AK with limited pet sources...are there mail order dogs/pets? Is it okay to buy a dog long-distance sight unseen? I suppose I could travel to go pick him up, but it's a big expense to just go check one out. 6. Finally, not a huge requirement but does worry me that we share our hillside with occasional bald eagles, they stay up pretty high, but I'm worried a small dog might be a tempting morsel. I think it'd be a pretty small risk. 7. Must be cuddly - rules out fish Is there such a pet out there :confused1: ? In the mean time we've become a foster family to a mama kitty and her 4 2 week old kittens that we borrowed from our animal shelter. My dh hates, let me repeat that HATES, felines but he finally gave in and agreed to the temporary situation. I'm very concerned as dd has now named them all and is becoming very attached in spite of my daily reminding that this is TEMPORARY. I AM SO IN TROUBLE HERE!!! :ohmy: WE NEED A REPLACEMENT AND QUICK! :sad: THANKS FOR ANY IDEAS! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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