So we just moved to VA and went to the local SPCA because they have a petting zoo and the entry fee benefits the dogs/rabbits/cats/birds up for adoption. The petting zoo was great for my daughter. On the way to the petting zoo, you pass through all the animals up for adoption. It really broke my heart. Zeus was the first Chi or pet for that matter (other then my ferret) that I didn't adopt from the shelter that I use to foster at. Going to the SPCA really brought back a lot of memories. Seeing all those dogs up for adoption broke my heart. I know with a 3 year old and a new baby on the way, now isn't the time for another dog. My daughter, Zeus, 2 cats and a ferret is about the max I can do right now. Maybe in the future, I'll get Zeus a buddy. It's just so hard to resist animals that need homes. We saw this beautiful Dalmation and it just broke my heart.