Our friends had a golden retriever that our friends decided we couldn't keep. I didn't want to take the dog...it would mean a lot of work and I was worried about how our dog, Prince, would react. But Alfredo said yes to our friends and so we got the golden retriever, Holly. The girls were thrilled. I was less than thrilled. We are working on training her which takes work and I am already so busy. But she does seem to be trainable and Prince seems to love her. So I suppose in the long run, it will probably be a good thing.