Okay yes, hi, I'm Brandilyn and I'm weird about animals. David and I lived in rentals for over 5 years after we got married and I wanted a pet so badly the entire time. I even tried negotiating with different landlords to get a pet in my home/arms, but nothing. Once we bought a house, though, I started getting excited and doing my research. Adopting a dog isn't a decision we took lightly--they're a big financial and emotional responsibility, and abandoned animals make me sick to my stomach in sadness. We knew we'd be adding a member to the family and it wouldn't be temporary, so we got serious about finding the right match.