Please remember that adopting a pet is a serious commitment. Pets may take several weeks to several months to completely settle into their new environment and routine. They cost money and require lots of attention, love, and, especially patience. Seriously think through this lifelong commitment. We highly suggest that you research what breed/type is best for your particular situation; read books, research online, and plan to participate with your pet in a training course or two in order to make the adoption experience a positive and lasting one.
This is a lifelong commitment that you are about to enter into. 1) Be absolutely sure about it - FOREVER MEANS FOREVER!
2) Enjoy it!