Thank you for reaching out, Tanza.
I tried BRAT, however, the dog I applied for was sleeping with the foster children and... yet, I'm puppyless.
I spent the time between applying/emailing/discussing adopting a pup by preparing for it. Getting the bedding set up, buying coats, collars, leashes, toys, etc., the same way a parent would prepare to bring home an adopted child. Realistically, I shouldn't have expected the foster family to give away a dog their child's spent 2 months sleeping/bonding with, however, I did develop a strong sense of empathy for those who want to adopt a (human) child.
Now I'm scouring the web for potential B's. The AKC.org Marketplace has litters advertised: $900-1800. ouch! I considered adopting a female who's "done breeding"... I don't know what to expect to pay for a dog like that, do you? You breed, right? If you had an adult that you weren't going to use for breeding any more, how much would you price her at? Clearly there would be a "Spay" agreement, or you would have her spayed before the adoption, but... how much would you charge to place her in a good companion/pet home environment?
Thank you again. I appreciate your time,
"God will find me the right girl. I just need to be ready to recieve her."