I've always wanted to rescue some dogs, but seeing as how im moving to a different country in a year or a year and a half i dont think that would be immediately possible since rescue dogs have special needs that im not sure i can provide them when i first make the move, but id still like to keep that option open because you never know you might fall in love with one day lol. but otherwise what other breeds do you think would fit this? i'd always be going out on a run and walk, so hyper activity isnt a problem, or if their more of a 'stroll around and smell the roses' type of dog thats fine too. i was thinking today maybe a long haired dacshund. this summer is like my planning time lol, i was suppose to go over to england this summer, but that didnt work out. so im keeping myself busy with some jobs (one of which starts today!) and shopping around, having fun planning and such. and so i was thinking, what type of dog do i want to start out with, because it usually takes around a year if your lucky to acquire a dog depending on what type of breed. size does not mattter, i love minis, to medium sized dogs.