Well we made it almost five months without a dog. We were looking for one 2-3 years old, but Zoey needed a place to live and I was damn tired of picking up every bit out food I dropped. Lol She's seven months and a little under weight (dosen't look it in the pics) and has a few bad habits we need to break. But she a real sweetheart, she's not used to all the critters we have around here, they make her a little nuts. But I think she will fit in great. But this will be our last puppy, way to much work.