Hi - I'm Donna. New to the forum, and yes... <sigh> responsible for one of those "what do you think of this puppy/breeder/website posts"! I have been avidly reading everything I can and I am rapidly coming up to speed on what constitutes a "good" breeder. Your knowledge has been invaluable to me.
I have 2 bichons, one a rescue bichon, the other from a reputable breeder. I know my bichons - but I'm learning how little I know about Havanese! I've been involved in rescue for a long time, and I've been fostering for about a year. Just started fostering for Small Paws, nationwide bichon rescue.
My family really wants to add a Havanese to our family at some point. Yes, I have IWAP, but we'll just wait and see.... I've also signed up with HRI to foster. I warned them - I will probably "fail fostering 101" - adopt my own foster.
I have a new bichon foster coming in this weekend, and HRI is working on my app during that time, so it works out great.
Anyway, thank you so much for all the great advice. This forum is proving to be the absolute best source of information!!!