We have three.
A pointer mix (Peanut)of some kind (the term mutt comes to mind)
She's 16 with some kind of cancer which is slowly limiting her ability to walk without falling. We pick her up a lot.
She doesn't seem to be in any pain and eats well so it's not time yet. She is a rescue from some neighbors who neglected and abused her. Ten tears ago she had a litter of 8 puppies that my wife found under a shed a few doors away. We kept them in our garage till they were old enough to find homes for. We kept her from that point on.
The other two(Samuel and Tucker) are Silky terriorists. One is about 4 and the other is 6. these two have totally different personalities. These two were taken from people that couldn't or didn't want to care for them anymore.
Dogs are great. Well then there are also the 3 cats(1 rescue, 1 adopted and 1 actually wanted as a kitten which is now a 22lb 15 yr old kitten) and 2 ferrets (rescue)
If I died tomorrow, there would be 3 more dogs to take my place
Back on track. Go to the Pafoa site (Pa firearms owners assoc.) and ask about the armorer there. Lots of good people and a very active site.
I would be 27hand there.