One of the reasons I want a dog is it seems like it would be really relaxing. Maybe I'm wrong though because so far, trying to find a dog is really stressful. We reached out to foster organizations and are trying to get to see dogs. It's turning out to be kind of hard to connect with them. Josh feels very firmly that he wants to "click" with a dog and is convinced he will, with the right dog for us. We went out to Long Island and it felt a little overwhelming to be honest. Josh didn't feel like he clicked with any of the dogs there. We agreed we both have to fall in love with the dog we're going to take home. It feels like we're on hold. So much for just going out one weekend to pick up a cute dog. I hadn't realized how big of a process it is. Maybe this is good that it takes so long - guess you need patience when you have a dog, so this process lets us practice.