Adopting an animal, any animal, should be a lifetime commitment. Hopefully you realize this and are in a position to be able to care for the animal it's entire life, not just as long as it suits your fancy. The reason shelters are loaded to the gunnels isn't so much because people fail to spay and neuter, it's because they think it'd be cute to have a dog or kitten and aren't prepared emotionally or financially for the long haul.
I don't mean to sound like Debbie Downer. It's a cute dog, good luck with it and thanks for adopting rather than spending a fortune at some puppy mill.
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