We didn't have any option. The breeder gave us the time/day. Since we had to pick in a certain order, we couldn't move it up. Still, she is doing great! Seriously, ridiculously great. It's bound to change but she slept all last night (no whining, no accidents). She doesn't mind the kids holding her nonstop and seems to love other dogs (only ones we know who have had all of their vaccines). The funny thing is a 60 lbs goldendoodle lives around the corner. He and his owners walked by today and Goalie ran toward her, barking like mad. It was the first time I'd ever heard her voice and I'm pretty sure she was defending me.
I love this damn dog.
We've also had no less than 10 offers to walk/feed/play with her from neighbors.