My name is Velox and I'm happy to have found this forum. I'm sure it will be incredibly valuable with the amount of experience here.
My OH and I have just graduated from uni, and are in the process of finding full time jobs. We have both had dogs while growing up and have been so upset that we have had to spend so much time studying - meaning we didn't have the time or resources to care for pets as much as we want to.
Now that we've finished, we are really looking forward to moving into a new place (wherever work takes us) so that we can add some furry companions into our family, and give them the love and attention they deserve.
We are planning on getting two puppies, and have been researching online what breeds would suit us. Hopefully they'll be friends. We would love nothing more than to play and go jogging with them, although my OH is into exercise a bit more than me. He prefers larger dogs, and has been looking at something like a Labrador, while I have always had a soft spot for Shelties and would love spending time brushing one. It just seems like a relaxing, therapeutic bonding experience.
I've read about how horrible puppy farms and pet shops can be, and have every intention about getting our pets from a reputable breeder (with confirmation of health checks written in email just in case) but as we don't even know what state we could be in we haven't really investigated breeders further. Well, apart from looking at pictures of all their gorgeous animals.
Anyway, happy to be here and I'm sure as time goes on and we welcome our puppies there will be many photos to share.