A couple weeks ago, Jan and I brought home a 7 month old German Shepherd to foster care. Friends of ours breed German Shepherds. It had dawned on me that maybe one of the dogs would need foster care and socialization. I didn't want to commit to a "new" dog if it didn't get along with our precious "Jasmine". This was a great way to get one dog socialized and give our dog a chance at a new friend.
Things have gone pretty smoothly. Jasmine and Gretchen are finally starting to play and share space (the couch). Gretchen has a lot to learn but she has taught us a lot too. A clean house is one where things don't get chewed up. Although it reminds me, of a friends house, where it is so clean, the dog decided to chew up the entire couch! In that case, maybe it is good to have socks laying around.