This is my dog and my furry best friend, Hullen! He is about 8 years old (I'm guessing) and a mutt! I adopted Hullen from his previous owner who was diagnosed with cancer and could no longer take care of him. I had been watching him for a few months while she was going through treatment, and one day, she asked if I would like to keep him. Of course I did! Over the summer I fell in love with this dog and never imagined giving him up, so I accepted the offer. I had no clue what a financial responsibility a dog would be in college, but it is definitely a big commitment. Not only are you responsible for the vet bills, food, and grooming, but you are also responsible for making sure you are home to walk and care for them. Hullen has become my best friend, cuddle buddy, and baby and I wouldn't give him up for the world! I want college students to know what a responsibility a pet is, because it is a huge obligation and if someone isn't committed to their constant care, they shouldn't own a pet at this stage in life. However, if you are committed to owning and caring for a pet in college, understand that there are sacrifices you have to make, but in the end, this unconditional love is worth it!