I adopted a 2 year old yellow lab mix last week from the US. His name is Bubba.
Wow.... Around here, all the legitimate animal shelters charge between $60-$120 (usually around $100, but if they are overcrowded they lower the fee), and that includes all the basic vaccines + microchippingI been looking to adopt one also lately. Most places I found charge between $200-$400 for the adoption and you have to bring the dog back to the vet within 3 weeks to get up to date on vaccines... (More $$).
I'm thinking along the exact same lines. I hear Burmese cats are great companions. They have personalities like dogs and can even play fetch games.Dogs are really great friends.
I just don't think I could walk a dog every day for the next 15 years so that's why I dont have one...maybe a cat. Someday.