I’m not sure I wanted a dog more than any other person wants a dog, but in any case, just believe me when I say I really wanted a dog. The problem, though, is living in Manhattan allows you to come up with every imaginable reason to not have a dog: apartments are small, dogs wake up early, I work far from my apartment, dog walkers are expensive, good dog-friendly apartments seem hard to find. I’ve made them all.
But we resigned the lease on our apartment recently, which happens to be very dog-friendly, and it felt like we should either go for it or forever hold our peace (at least until we own an actual home). So we did it.
After contacting some adoption groups, we got in touch with Grateful Greyhounds, an amazing group based in Long Island that connects retired greyhound racers with families in New York. And, short of telling you all the details about meeting dogs and how one special puppy dog-hugged me and my heart subsequently metled, we adopted a new puppy, Hank. He is perfect.