I'm a die hard cynic towards animals, maybe it's from being a dairy farmer.
Awesome that what you have done. My wife has been bugging me for a few years to get a pooch, I have been cringing everytime I see a poor suffering guy driving down the road and his wife hugging a da da da dog (sorry, I was stuttering).
So to preclude the above, I bought a dog!
One of these days, we're going to have to organize a pet boondock. A boondock so we don't have to worry about parks.
I'm a true bum, working less and living longer.