yeah i have looked at a few local shelters and rescues but i kind of got turned off from rescues. im on my second rescue dog right now. my first was riddled with so many health problems, and was at the vet almost every 2 weeks..gave him a great life for a year and then he passed. this second rescue, was neglected and unsocialized and extremely neurotic..tried to socialize him and still do as much as possible, been to several behavioral specialist and nothing really changed, its just his nature to be scared. its tough to take him any place outside the house...so after 2 rescues, im pretty drained with some of the problems that come with them :/ i love them to death, and would love to rescue again, but its just too much on my place right now.
yeah that $6k was just for pretrained but i dont mind getting a normal pup and training him myself. I am mainly looking for off-leash obedience, willingness to please, houstrained (not destroying everything either).