Hello, my name's Lacey and I have a 10 year old Cockapoo named Lightning (but we call her Puppy, she was smaller than my mother's Cockapoo, Thunder, so calling her the name Puppy just stuck.) I'm planning on getting her fixed, little late but better than never, mostly because it has been causing her pain this time. My mother wanted to breed her so that's why she wasn't fixed, but when I moved out I took her with me. I asked a question on Yahoo about her, if it would be safer for her not to get fixed in case something would happen during surgery due to her age. Not eve 30 mins later I recieved piles of hate answers, comments and messages about breeding a mutt instead of adopting. This made me terribly sad, we had adopted her as she would have been killed if we didn't. I don't consider Puppy a mutt, she is my best friend and we've been through hell together. And now, as she is getting older I want her to have the best life possible. So glad we found this website and hopefully some friends.