Email meant for Marcia, but sent to Adrienne by mistake:

One more thing, before contacting you I was doing my best to help her keep the dog.

I asumed it was a much smaller dog than a labrador, and I told her that by paying the due $300 pet fee, and being accountable for the noises and neighbor complaints, etc... that it could work.

When she mentioned that the dog would be heavier than 40 lbs I asked her not to send the pet fee, and that I would need to consult legally what to do about this matter first.