We live in my mother's house. She doesn't mind as long as we take care of it of course. My mom has a retriever mix that she wants to get rid of but I said I would take care of it and I have a lhasa apso. I am thinking about getting another small dog. I know a lady who does small dog rescue and I think she might have suckered me into it. I want one and the kids want another one. For you dog lovers out there, besides the food and vet issues, are there other things to consider that may have slipped my mind in all the cuteness?