So Freddie is gone and we want to adopt another boxer for us and for J.C. Ironically there were 2 "perfect" males at the local shelter just 2 and 3 weeks before Fred left us-now there are none within 100 miles. A litter just came in to a fairly local shelter last night so I went to an adoption event to find out about them today. Problem #1-they came from a puppy mill. Problem #2-the one male that is not white is "black" so I mentioned that they are probably not pure bred and got an argument from the shelter volunteer that 'yes there are "black" boxers-she sees them all the time..." whatever. Problem #3- they are only about 10 weeks old and they are getting them fixed? already? too young? and Problem #4 is the adoption fee-$350! I'm trying to use common sense and not be desperate to get another dog, but I AM feeling desperate. We had to wait 3 months to find Fred and I don't want to wait that long again, but I also don't want to be heartbroken with another sick dog either. I guess I just want someone to talk me out of this...thanks.