I never take the event of me or anyone getting a dog a light event. I've always done research and think ahead. Soon I'm going to be off to school, and like many others around here, taking my dog with me. She'll be 6 when we leave and is starting to show her age. Unfortunately if anything is to happen to her requiring surgery, the vet informed us it's unlikely they'd work on her due to her heart murmur. So the potential odds of obtaining a new member of the family may be in the works. Looking into breeds, I've come down to either a Husky, Doberman, or Rhodesian Ridgeback. Of course, adoption isn't out of the question either.