Thanks guys! That`s really helpful info. I live in Montreal and have been searching throughout the summer. I definitely agree that I have to be patient; I think sooner or later our paths will cross! I just have to be diligent about it too. I would be willing to train. I don`t want to seem like I`m being picky about getting a quiet dog, you know? It would be preferable, but my main reason is to help save a life, tha`s really the bottom line. I`m also willing to drive within reasonable distances, like TO or Ottawa.