My husband and I have wanted a dog for over 10 years, and we finally have our OWN house with a fenced yard...so it's finally time! We are looking at the local shelters and rescues, and have found a 4-month-old lab mix that I have my heart set on. I want to go get her this weekend (Memorial Day weekend), but I am also thinking it might be better to wait until I am completely on break. I have one more full day followed by five 1/2 days for finals and PD. My thought is that if we get her this weekend, she would have three days to settle in, and then we would get a dog sitter to come get her out at least once during the day until I'm home. What do you think? Has anyone adopted a puppy while still technically in school? Should I just be patient and wait until I'm totally done (June 7th)? I don't know if I can wait that long!!!