We have taken the step and added a lovely dog to our family. His name it Monty and he is a 5 yr old Kelpie X . Dh bought him from the local pound and so far he has settled in with not too many dramas. We have noticed he feels more secure on the lead and likes to be taken for lots of walks. When he feels more at home, we will take him off the lead and let him explore his surroundings.
Anyway welcome Monty!