welcome first off. and as far as the area for your dog.... there are a lot of different opinions on here. personally, our dog has a big fence that gives him room to play on our tile floor in the bathroom, good size area for a pit bull is good, they become very active. i cover the floor with fleece blankets because it has been chilly here and pups are able to get nemonia (sorry about the spelling) and im a protective mommy. i also put his kennel in there but soon replaced it with his new bed pillow. just make sure whatever you give him as a sleeping place is comfortable for him/her and for you. you must be comfortable with where he/she is. well anyother ?s feel free to ask. and good luck hope to see some pics of the puppy when you get it!