I agree to wait.
I adopted a dog my freshman year, and he was a wonderful dog, really special, but it limited my social life and restricted my travel. I missed some chances for research abroad because of my dog. It's fine to sacrifice for a dog, and I am so glad I had him, but looking back, I would have set myself up for better professional and probably personal success if I'd been dog free as an undergrad.
Also, I traveled domestically very often for NCAA sports, and I was only able to do so because I had good friends willing to take care of him at no cost. Many people don't have that support and would be even more limited. If I hadn't been able to find free care for him, I would have been forced to either give up sports and lose my scholarship or give up the dog... so, yeah, I'd highly recommend waiting.
Volunteer at the shelter if you need a dog fix.... oh, wait, that's how I ended up with my boy. Again, I loved him dearly and have no regrets in having him, but being purely pragmatic it would have been ideal to have spent undergrad dog free.
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