Hi all! I need some good advice here, and please don't worry about hurting my feelings---I want honest opinions. Ok, so my hubby and I live in a pretty good-size modular. We have 5 acres, with about an acre fenced off the back. We currently have 6 indoor/outdoor dogs (mainly indoor), 5 indoor cats, 4 outdoor cats, a macaw (obviously indoor), 6 pets rats (in an awesome cage--24" wide and deep, 3' tall), 4 outdoor pot belly pigs, several chickens and turkeys. My animals are kept current on vaccines, worming and HW preventative. I take excellent care of all of them. Well, we had decided we were definitely at our limit for dogs. Until this past week....... My son and daughter in law had been looking for the perfect pitbull puppy for some time, and thought they had found "the one" last Friday. Unfortunately, when they went to look at/buy him, he was full of intestinal parasites, had weird bumps on his head and just didn't look right. They made the wise decision not to get him. The following Sunday they got a beautiful pit/doberman cross puppy who is very healthy, has his vaccs, and is wormed. I was very happy for them, but being a huge advocate of pit bulls, could not stop thinking of the other puppy they turned down. I can't go into all the details, but there was the little brindle male puppy my son looked at, and his sister (a black and white) who was in a little better condition but was not for sale. I spent all week going back and forth with this guy about his puppies, and FINALLY got him down from $200/per pup to $350 for all 3 (oh, there is a third larger puppy that he claims is from the same litter, it's obviously older, but in better shape). My local shelter had previously agreed to take two puppies and help out with $200 of the money. The third larger pup a good friend of mine is keeping and giving me $100. All in all, I'm losing $50 plus the gas and time to go get the puppies and money spent on their food, 3 treatments of Revolution and 3 doses of Nemex wormer. The two smaller puppies are going to the shelter manager on Monday, when I'll be reimbursed my $200. My problem?? I am already in LOVE with both puppies!! I would love to keep them, but hubby is definitely not wanting too. All my dogs are spayed/neutered as these ones would be too. I know that would be a ridiculous number of digs, but I hate to think of them living at the shelter. So my question: How many dogs is too many? Am I a hoarder? My husband sometimes says I am, but I disagree as all my animals are well-cared for. HELP!! I need input from my friends on here who can be more objective. I've attached a pic of the two sweet babies.