Let me start by saying, I know this is not ideal, but it is what it is. Ok that said... A neighbor has lab puppies (I know...) Honestly, I trusted her judgement. She seems like a well educated, kind person. And she is, but apparently not when it comes to dogs, well the educated part anyways. 3 weeks ago her sweet Lab had her first litter of puppies (I'm not here to be lectured about supporting backyard breeders... shes not, she is giving me this puppy, but I do understand any concern) I'm going to be adopting a little girl pup. The problem started when she told me they would be ready by six weeks! I have been obsessed with reading everything I can about how to have a good match and how to be a good dog owner. Upon reading I found out that 6 weeks is way way too early! I'm now very concerned. A friend is going to be adopting a male and I spoke to her asking if she would insist on having my neighbor keep her puppy along with my pup past 6 weeks. My friend agreed that she would wait until week 7 to get her pup. So now my problem is if she gives all the other littermates away then my puppy will be the only one left after the 7th week. Would it be better to get my dog after the 7 weeks and take her on playdates to visit her brother (and after her shots other puppies/dogs/cats/people ect...), or should I let her stay with her mom for the last week? I should add that my neighbor has three older kids who are very loving to the puppies and they do treat them well, so thats a plus. I'm already SO in love with my girl, I will do whatever is best for her. I just don't know what that is.