Go to this website now. And then try and tell me that I don't need a dog. I just saw the most precious Boston Terrier (named Laverne, no less. Laverne! Ah!), and I've made the executive decision.
I will have a dog. And I will have a dog now. And by "now" I mean, "Probably not, because I live in a too-small apartment with two cats and a man, and I don't see 'dog' fitting into that equation. Dangit."