Alright, so it's ok'd with the landlord now, so sometime after I get back from my trip CORRY WILL BECOME A DOG OWNER!!!! The purpose of this new thread is this: I've been a dog owner before, but it's been a while, and I lived at home still, so even though it was MY dog, I wasn't the only one taking care of it. Plus, I've never adopted from a shelter, or started from scratch where I didn't have any supplies ahead of time that my brother used for his dog. So...I wanna make sure I am prepared completely and have all the bases covered. I already know I won't have to worry about shots right away, or about spaying/neutering, cuz I'm adopting from a shelter. Ok...here is my list of things I will need: Leash Collar brush food and water bowls (I plan to get a continuous feeder for the water bowl, but a regular bowl for the food) small fold out table or something similar...might already have that covered though (I have cats....I'm gonna need a place for the cat's food that the dog can't get to, as we just leave a continuous feeder out for them) Crate...this isn't really something I can get until I know what dog I'm getting, so I can get the proper size...if I end up with a very small dog, I'm already covered food (obviously) Treats chew bones and toys animal urine cleaner til he/she is trained Doggie bed, or something that can be used as one tags Things I need to do: Dog proof the house Set it up to take the dog directly from the shelter to the vet to be checked over before coming in contact with my cats Microchipping Have flea medication for both the dog and my cats ready, just in case (the cats have never had fleas, but just in case the dog comes home with them) ....am I forgetting anything? Also, advice and tips on getting cats and dogs used to each other would be wonderful.