We lost our Sam at a month shy of ten years old on January 14th. It was sudden and unexpected. He had a growth invading his intestines and stomach and it was inoperable. Our 13 year old, Luke, had been fighting anal gland cancer since last September and was really doing very well, but it metastasized to his jaw and we had to let him go April 21st. To say we were gutted is putting it mildly. I’m trying to find a reputable breeder with a reasonable time frame and it’s impossible! I know with COVID-19 everyone is experiencing this too, but honestly, we NEED a dog! I’ve filled out applications, but everyone is either limiting their puppies to people they know, ( because we all think/know that dogs will get dumped after COVID settles down) or they have months long waiting lists. I don’t mind waiting a bit, but some of these places say to send a $500 non refundable deposit with the chances of getting dog no where in sight! We’re responsible, loving pet parents and I confess...a little desperate. We’re just outside Philadelphia and willing to drive. Any insights anyone?