My family is a Welsh Corgi family. Weve had this breed for years and have no intension to change because they just fit our family so well. Last November we lost our oldest corgi, Dustin (11 yrs), to cancer. he was a wonderful guy and we know that one never replaces a dog because their personalities are just so different. We also have a 7 year old female, Evelyn who is just so sweet, we love her to bits. We bought both of these dogs from a wonderful breeder, the dogs were actually second cousins. We are looking to expand our corgi family and I was very interested in adopting a rescue corgi. I'm fully aware of the risks involved, but it is such a great thing to do for the dogs. I did A LOT of research and found a 1.5 year old corgi adolescent that needs a forever home. He is everything I was looking for in a dog, smart, loves to learn (i love to train them, we both have a lot of fun), playful (which Evelyn would benefit from), and he is described as a very sweet dog. Now we sent in the adoption application a while ago and didnt hear anything, so we figured he was adopted. We called our breeder to ask her advice on getting a puppy. She said she was planning a littler for the end of April and she would be happy to add us to the top of her waiting list. Who dosnt love a new puppy? Cute, funny, adorable, and you get to see them grow and mature, however they are obviously a lot more work than a full grown dog. As fate would have it, just today I got an email saying our appication has been forwarded to the rescue dog's foster mom for review. This does not mean we are absolutely guanenteed to get him, but its a very big step in the right direction. Adoption is a long process to make sure the dog and family are a good match for each other. So now were in a pickle, if we get approved for the rescue dog, what about the puppy? I'm stuck weighing the pros and cons of a puppy vs. adolescent dog... rescue vs. our breeder. I know our breeder would not be offended if we decided to adopt. As much as I would love it, we cant do both.. 3 dogs would just be too much, 2 is perfect. Ideas? Advice? TIA!!!!