We've looked at hundreds of dogs on different websites. We met about a dozen dogs "in person" so to speak. We're about ready to bring home a new dog. The good news is we've been able to narrow down our top choices to two.
The first is a white Siberian Husky named Flash. The other one is an Australian Cattle Dog/Siberian Husky mix named Frolick. Both dogs fit the big, hairy, strong dog I like. Both dogs are young, not quite puppies, but close enough that the brunette twin is happy. Both dogs are social, although I wouldn't put either in a room of small dogs.
When we're really ready we'll see which dog is available. It's good to know we have two solid choices who would be great additions to our family.
Of course, there's always the possibility that both dogs will be adopted by the time we're ready. The goal of the rescue organization is to find "fur-ever" homes for the dogs in their foster care. In that case we'll have to find a new dog, but we've learned so much the process should be much easier than it was the past few months.