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We've been talking about getting a second dog for a while and I think it's between these three.

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=13286893

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=13420266

http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=13445962

They all seem like great dogs (as did most of the 75+ dogs in this particular shelter) and I'm hoping one will fit nicely into our family. It's really up to my SO, and whether or not they get along with Toby, but I'm hoping to make it official by the end of the week. If it were up to me I'd rank them Piper, Cinder, and Wendy but Jame wants a smaller/calmer dog and Cinder seemed to fit that to a T. Wish me luck!!!
 

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I vote on Piper. She looks and sounds like such a cool dog.
 

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Good luck! They all look beautiful. And at least you've got it down to three specific dogs. My significant other and I are still bickering about breed. ;)
 

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I am SUCH a lazy dog owner, lol...Piper sounds like way too much work to me. Maybe it's just been a long week. And it's only TUESDAY!

I'm loving Cinder. A mini-Rottie...sweeeeet!
 

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I am SUCH a lazy dog owner, lol...Piper sounds like way too much work to me. Maybe it's just been a long week. And it's only TUESDAY!

I'm loving Cinder. A mini-Rottie...sweeeeet!
Funny, I just talked to my SO and she said the same thing about Piper. I think we are both leaning towards Cinder; let's just hope she doesn't change her mind until it's too late!
 

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I like them all. I don't think I'd be able to pick if I was in your shoes. Wendy has a really sweet face though. Though I love Dutch shepards. And also Cinder is cute. Ugh! Good luck, let us know what you decide!
 

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Cinder, Cinder, Cinder, Cinder... Did I say "Cinder?" I mean really, is there anything cuter then a mini Rottie? lol What a story she has. Pulled from a burning building, God bless that little girl and all the others awaiting homes in rescues. Blessings for you too for saving a life, whichever you decide is right for your family. :)
 

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lmao all are opposite from another funny.. Anyways! They are all cute, I guess what ever works the best whoever wins your heart the most I wish you luck! Be sure to come back to give us details & pictures
I know, kind of odd right? That's kind of why it's between these three because we aren't really sure what activity level we want. We already have a pretty active dog so we are deciding if we want a more mellow dog this time(Cinder), or another dog similar to the one we have (Piper), or one in between (Wendy).

I have to say, I think as long as the SO likes her personality and Toby gives the okay, we are probably bringing Cinder home by weeks end!! :D

Inga, since you are the resident Rottie expert - do you really think she is a Rottie? I know she has the coloring, but at only 30 lbs is it very likely? I'm sure she's a mutt, but I was thinking maybe a Pinscher. Not that it matters, and I know it's impossible to tell, I just wonder what your thoughts are.
 

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Cinder appears to look like a very nervous/scared dog by the pictures. While that is no reason to run away from adopting her, if that is the case, you'd have to think about how patient you could be with her and what you could do to get her more confident.

The reason I say this, is Rotties (even those I've seen in shelters, and I've seen many when volunteering at the humane society), are typically very confident. The facial expressions in Cinder's pics, (wide eyes, ears back...), point to her being a nervous dog.

I don't think there's any question that she is part Rottie despite her size.
 

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Oh, what a tough choice! I love Cinder's looks (and what a story of his rescue!), but Piper's story touched my heart. Let us know what happens . . . and don't forget pics. :)
 

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They are all so cute, I'm sure which ever one you pick will be the right one!
Good luck with your decision!
 

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Cinder appears to look like a very nervous/scared dog by the pictures. While that is no reason to run away from adopting her, if that is the case, you'd have to think about how patient you could be with her and what you could do to get her more confident.

The reason I say this, is Rotties (even those I've seen in shelters, and I've seen many when volunteering at the humane society), are typically very confident. The facial expressions in Cinder's pics, (wide eyes, ears back...), point to her being a nervous dog.

I don't think there's any question that she is part Rottie despite her size.
Yeah, it's funny you say that. When I went to the shelter to see her, she looked like the least nervous dog there (calm, not barking, not jumping on the cage, etc.) but when I really got close you could see in her eyes that she wasn't as confident as she was portraying. I have to say though, there wasn't any of the other signs shown in the pics (ears back, etc.).

We are going today to take her for a walk and interact with her to see if she'd be a good fit and ensure she's okay with Benjamin (our toddler). I'll let everyone know how it goes.
 
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