My daughter, living in New York, has just adopted a puppy - he is around 12-14 weeks, and some sort of mixture, possibly coonhound. Although he had a bad start to life (seized from an animal hoarder's home when he was six weeks old) he was clearly well-treated at the foster family he was with because he is apparently a happy and confident pup, weighing around 10 kilos right now. He goes to the office with my daughter, is learning to walk well on his harness and lead, is crate trained and almost toilet trained. While it will doubtless be a challenge having a dog in Brooklyn, I am sure they will do a great job, and I cant wait to meet him when I go for a visit in October! Welcome, little Alto!