Never been a big fan of rafts for what we do. Stuff like the green river and ruby horsethief is great for a canoe. I'm a booze crusin kind of guy. For whitewater, sure. I also don't see the wifey paddling by herself, so that rules out a 2nd craft.
I have nothing against the shep, I've always been down to have one. I just think she has horrible timing. I work full time, so does she. She's also in night school 4 days a week. Life just seems a lot easier with ONE dog.. heh.
Bob, is this what you had in mind: