I am quite dissapointed to learn tonight that the Boston Terrier breader I have been conversing over email over the past week or so wants $500 per puppy. The last dog I had was bought by my parents while I still lived at home and was $250 for a Spring Spaniel pure bread from an AKC registered breeder. Seeing as how my car has almost 200,000 miles on it, has no A/C (the nebraska summer is already starting to be real fun since I have to wear a suit to work most of the time) and is riding on a failing C-V joint, we are closing on a house next week and are getting married in September and paying for the honeymoon, my fiance and I have decided that it is beyond our means to get a purebread dog. I mean we make decent money, and we cant afford a freaking dog. I'm really upset. I have bad allergies and asthma, and cannot be around cats at all or dogs that shed alot, which is why we went with the bostons. I feel like we cant adopt from the pound because I need a dog that is purebread so I can predict its personality, size, and shedding to a degree since it is going to be a house dog. I'm really bummed, any suggestions? Is there any chance in hell of getting a specific pure breed of dog from the pound?