I know how you are feeling about the dog situation.
When I was with my ex, he went out and got this dog.Well ,Needless to say that it was me who had to clean up after it.Every morning when I got up,I had to wash my WHOLE kitchen floor.This dog chewed up my furniture,had huge sh!ts anywhere on the floor,we could just NOT train this dog. 4 months later I left my ex.Maybe the dog had something to do with it!
Never again! I don't hate dogs or anything,as long as it is not my dog.I don't like the smell of wet dogs or dog breath.
Same goes for cats.I will stick with fish!