So, I'm planning on getting a Border Collie to train in herding and agility-----something I've wanted to do for years. The thing is that we can't have another dog right now----DH says 4 are more than enough, and my 10 year-old GSD doesn't take well to other dogs------unless they're puppies. I don't want a puppy, I want to adopt from a shelter. Well, there was a beautiful male black and white purebred BO at the shelter near us----sigh.... I knew I couldn't have him, but forgot what his name was, and went on petfinder to look at him again-----he was already adopted (which is good). So I decide to search BOs near my area, not thinking there would be much. WRONG! There's a beautiful female BO at a shelter in a neighboring county. She's mostly black, with a long coat (which I wanted). She's a mix, but that doesn't matter to me. The thing that got to me is what the shelter said about her. She's very stressed being at the shelter, and isn't eating much and losing weight----they are very concerned for her welfare. She sits in her kennel and just stares at the floor. I wish so badly I could adopt her----even filled out an app. But I don't dare bring it up to DH----he would get very upset as he's made it clear----no more dogs until the shepherd passes. I wish I wouldn't have seen Sasha-----I will never just browse around like that again (well until it is time to get another dog. Just wanted to get it off my chest.