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My wife and I are lovers of this breed but do not have our own Havanese...yet (going to remain positive). Anyway, we specifically joined this forum for help/guidance. We live in Maryland and have been looking at petfinder and area shelters for a Havanese to no avail. I've been to havaneserescue.com to see if there are even rescues in surrounding states (e.g., DE, VA, DC, etc.) are there are none. It appears that most of the rescues that have Havi's are to the west (mid-west and beyond). We're not interested in purchasing from a pet store and aren't necessarily interested (at this time) in paying top dollar through a breeder. We've done searches and have identified some reputable and responsible Havanese breeders close to us. Our first choice is to rescue a Havanese without a home but it appears so difficult (if not, impossible) given our geographical location. Any advice? We certainly would appreciate it. We like the shih tzu as well and there are much more abundant at rescues and shelters in our area, however, our heart is with the Havanese. Do we just need to suck it up (regarding the financial cost) and go the breeder route? Honest feedback gladly welcomed. Thanks again.