We're Having A Doggie!
So after much deliberation and research, we've decided that we're going to provide a home for a dog. In particular, we hope to adopt an Italian Greyhound from a rescue center. A rescue center is basically a foster home for dogs rescued from the dog pound. A rescue typically specializes in finding homes for a specific breed. For example, there is a Labrador Rescue, a Poodle Rescue, etc...
While paging through pictures and bios of dogs in need of a home, my wife grew really sad and wanted to rescue all of them. But we have a small Condo and can only really provide a good home to one dog.
If you're looking to adopt a pet, try checking out your local animal shelter. For those of you in Los Angeles, check out the LA County Animal Care & Control. Oh, and as Bob Barker always says, "have your pets spayed or neutered".