I adopted my first Basset Wally from a local Humane Society about 2 years ago. I posted some pictures here back then. He is loved very much. He seems to handle being alone all day during school time as my wife is a teacher and both kids go to school. Even so we wanted second Basset to keep him company and bring us more joy. We have been looking around for a while. Ideally we wanted to adopt a Basset that was not a puppy. After a few misses we heard, through my daughters piano teacher, of a 1-1/2 year old female that needs a new home . Luna is loved in this household but for various reasons they are not able to keep her and they want her to have a better home. The head of the hosuehold even mentioned he wanted to visit us to ensure Luna was going to a good home. No problem, we are Basset slaves here. Here are the questions. Wally is a male around 5 years old and is neutered. Luna is a female as I mentioned at 1-1/2 year old that has not been spayed. We would want to get Luna spayed. I think I would want her to get used to us before shocking her with both a new home and a surgery. I realize I need to consult my Vet but are they any concerns I should know about spaying here at 1-1/2 years? Any comments or suggestions about this? Thanks.