I am reminded of this daily by my dog. The only good thing about the last year and a half is that more people got to spend time at home with their dogs. A downside is that borders restrictions have made it harder to transport rescues. The only bad thing about dogs is when losing them when they die. The good things about them are too many to list.
If you do want a dog, get a rescue dog, don’t buy one. Adopt, don’t shop. Petfinder.com is a place to start, or your local shelter.