I was very disappointed. I was hoping I didn't have to look at any more houses. I don't really like looking at houses when there aren't any that match my criteria. I looked all over the website again. The houses close to my work are cheap and pretty and some even have large yards but they have home owner's associations and that would cause problems with the dogs. Usually they limit the number of pets allowed. I decided to look a little farther away from my prime location and there are some houses there that have large yards and block walls. I am going to look at them on Sunday. The location is very close to shops and the library and dog adoption events. It is 25 minutes away from work and 40 minutes from where I live now. I'm hoping I can find one that doesn't need any work but I might have to pay more for that. I also checked the crime map and this area has low crime and no sex offenders so that is a plus.
So, for now, I will just try to keep my spending to a minimum and continue doing what I am doing.