So, I got up the nerve to talk to my housemate about this last night.
AND HE’S COOL WITH ME GETTING A PUPPY!!! (Provided it’s small enough to keep gated in the downstairs area.)
…Sadly though, it won’t happen until after my show closes in December. I’m away from the house way too much to care properly for a dog right now. (Which doesn’t change the fact that I’m really, really excited about getting one in the near future.)