Thanks for all your opinions. I wasn't trying to be obnoxious, I'm pretty stubborn, and felt the circumstances of the pups being here was irrelevant to my original question! I have done TONS of reading the past few weeks, and know ALL about the future facing some dogs and pups, and felt confident about my friend and her dogs.
As for getting one, that remains to be seen, and if I decide to get one (or any other dog) I am sure I will have plenty of questions, and it's nice to know there is somewhere I can get advice from people with lots of different opinions and views!
At the end of the day, I have to decide on my own, but hearing all sides of the story is great!