I'm so sorry for your loss. I felt that way after losing a special cat at a young age last year.
The truth is, not having another animal made me miss him all the more. My place felt so empty.
What about fostering? That might be a good solution until you can figure out what you want to do. It would be hard to let them go as they were adopted out, but bittersweet, because you know they are going to a good loving home, and you'd be keeping an animal out of a shelter.
ETA: I know you may not be ready for another dog right now, but I hope you will keep your heart open for when your next angel is looking for you. Sometimes they find you, when you least expect it. <3
Last edited by blackshep; 09-26-2012 at 12:52 PM.