Well, after much deliberation, hubby and I have finally decided to submit an adoption application to a local breed-specific rescue group. We decided to go with many recommendations to look for an adult dog that is known to be good with cats and has basic commands down, since it will be our first dog as adults. I am just so nervous about the whole application process...I could use some encouragement. I worry that they will turn us down because my husband was honest in saying that the dog may sleep outside at night during good weather and because we don't have a fenced yard, just planning to get a dog run. We really do plan to have a mostly indoor dog, but we live in the country and want him/her to enjoy plenty of outside time in the yard whenever they want as well. I just hope that the rescue group will allow us to fully explain our plans and understand that we will offer all the love and care we have....but I am still so nervous about it! And it doesn't help to know we may have to wait for a while before we even hear from them. Any encouragement would be helpful!