Hi everyone! I'm getting a dog by the end of the year and have a few questions. I would like as MANY replies as possible, I need lots of answers. 1) What dog food do you reccomend? The dog will probably be a mix, australian, or german shepherd. Wet or dry or both? 2) How soon should I take the dog to the vet after I get it? The same day, a day after, a week after? 3) What do you prefer, boy or girl dogs? I am a girl, my boy bunny seems to like me better than my girl bunny, but i'm sure that's different with dogs. I'd like a dog that will follow me around, sleeps in my bed, but will be okay when i'm not home. 4) I filled out an application for the rescue (but I removed all the personal stuff), and can you be honest with me and tell me if you think I will get accepted or not. All the information is the truth. It's for a german shepherd rescue by the way. Here's my questions and answers for the application 1) What kind of home do you have? House 2)Do you own or rent your home? Own 3)Do you have a yard? Yes 4) Is the yard completely fenced in? Yes 5) What kind of dog are you looking for? A young dog between the ages of 1-4, preferably longhair, semi- active. 6)Where will the dog be housed during the day? Both Inside and Outside. 7) Do you have a doggy door? No 8) How many hours a day will the dog spend alone? Someone will always be home, but at the most, 2 hours. 9) How do you plan on excercising your dog? 2 walks a day 45 minutes-1 hour each, weekly hikes, and weekly runs on the beach. 10) Where will the dog sleep at night? the dog will sleep inside in a doggie bed or on the couch. 11) Why are you choosing a german shepherd? I love the breed, I love how big they are, I love how they are very loyal and smart. 12)Are you willing to take your dog to obedience class, private or group? Yes, I will mainly take the dog to group lessons so he can interact with other dogs and learn from the too, but if he needs private lessons, than private lessons. 13) If your dog were injured or ill, are you willing to take him to the vet and are you financially able to? Yes. 14) Is there any reason you would give up your dog? No. Getting a dog is a commitment that I have built up to. I would never give up a living thing for my personal reasons. 15) How many dogs do you currently have? 0 I'm sorry for the long post, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.