I am a dog lover, and we recently lost our little girl, she was just days before turning 2 when she wondered off and got hit. This was back in October, I think. Now it is 2008 and a family member suggested we get another pupppy, that it would "fill the gap" or be good therapy for my recovering husband. As much as I would absolutely love to get one, right now, I feel as though that would add to my responsibilities and duties. I am new to this caregiving and am planning on moving. When we move into an apartment, it usually costs anywhere from $50 to $750 to $1000 to have a pet at some of these places! Some take payments and some do not. I think a puppy who loves to be mischief or investigative might not be good right now. However, if later we can handle one, we will surely get one.