My step-son got a dog. The doggy is an adorable beagle mix. It is so exciting to see how the SS has grown to be such an animal lover. They didn't have pets growing up. Since starting college and having a place of his own he has taken in a stray kitten and taken such good care of it (vetting and everything). Now he has adopted this cute dog from their local shelter.
Have a look at this picture. Such a cute pair!