I need your opinion. As I have said before, I am ready to adopt a male buddy. I am mentally ready and I have started getting the house ready for a new guy too. I even set up the crate again (yes, I will try the crate thing again) BUT, Hubby and I are gong on a trip at the end of OCT. for 9 days. My Sis-in -law is is house and dog sitting for us. Although I want to apply for adoption now, should I wait until I return? We are pretty sure that this is our last big trip for awhile. We plan to buy a camper for next year to go on weekend trips. Anyway...I know that the adoption process can take a while and it is quite possible that I wouldn't be getting the new guy for a while. On the other hand, if it does happen quickly, I don't want him to think that we are ditching him. And I don't know about leaving dog-sitter with 2. Thoughts? I am torn.