BUT IN THE MEANTIME, please met my foster Kate, who I have dubbed Kate the Great.
Kate is a 3ish year old, 40ish pound mutt who has traveled from Texas to New Jersey via the Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, N.J. She's hanging out at Chez Miller to get a break from the shelter environment, which can be stressful. I'm not ready to adopt a dog, but I'm more than happy to help out pups looking for their forever homes.
So far, she's shown to be house trained and crate trained, wasn't mad when I gave her a bath, slept through the night, and went on a long long walk with me this morning. She could use work on leash manners (though she's better on a leash than Annie was when I first got her), and some noises about inside life scare her, but she's already shown to be a snuggly, lovable pup. Animal Welfare Association is recommending that she go to a home where there aren't other pets (because she has a prey drive, as that turkey she saw this morning now knows) and if there are kids, they be over 10 years old.
If you or someone you know is interested in meeting Kate the Great, contact the Animal Welfare Association, who will set it up (I can't do it directly for some very good reasons, including liability!) You can see a lot more photos and videos of her over on my Instagram page as well.
So, again, thank you to all your suggestions. I'll have an update soon!