Well, what do you know......that "offer" the listing agent got on that house we want has been pulled! I'll bet money there never was an offer on it to begin with. So, our offer (at $9k below their asking price) went in this morning. Guess we'll see soon what comes of it.
The house should work great for us for a couple of years. It looks kind of small, but it really isn't, because there is a basement underground. The top is 900 sf and so is the basement. Two bedrooms up and 2 down. There is a 2 car attached garage, almost half an acre and landscaped nicely, with sprinkler system. The backyard is kind of small (because the rest of the property goes down a hill to the street behind) but it's fenced and large enough for the dogs to hang out. It's on a dead end street with 2 other homes and a big field (that belongs to school district) out on the front side of property, as you come in the street.
Keeping fingers crossed! This will be much cheaper for us than renting and trying to find a place that would take 2 big dogs.