THank you for your honesty Hyacinth. Aside from the fact that I love the idea of giving a rescue dog a wonderful home, rescue dogs are really terrific value. I tried so hard to sell it to my husband!! Maybe I'll just keep pestering.
I was on the phone to our local vet before, just finding out about pricing of microchipping and whatnot. She asked why we weren't rescuing a pup (said she personally sees so many beautiful, beautiful dogs being rescued). I told her about my husband and his stubborness and she said I just need to wine and dine him more to convince him it's a good idea. Probably the best advice I've received all day... I suddenly remembered how easily bribed he can be with a little alcohol!!
It's still going to need to be something that has the 'look' that he likes. Which is going to be hard... He likes a slightly longer coat, wavy or curly and I just haven't seen many in my browsing... If only he liked staffys we would be set... the rescue places are always full of beautiful staffys!!