For the longest time I have yearned to be a pet owner, and now that I am living on my own, with my own means of living etc etc, I want to take the plunge. I've been reading a lot about different breeds etc and want to make the right decision both for me and my future pet - if I have one. I have been thinking about rescuing a dog and have been perusing all the various shelters in my area, but I am not sure if my lifestyle will be the best thing for a dog. I'll be living in a 2 bedroom apt in a complex, working 7-330 (bf works from 12-midnight), so space and time is a little strained. I have a lot of hesitation because of my living situation but I see dogs in my complex all the time, so I am not sure what is best. Basically I want to make sure that both me and my dog are happy. Is that silly? Also is there concern I should be having for adopting an older dog? Like say 10years old?