The thought of potential future roommates used to scare Kathryn, until she met Charlie. Charlie is smart. He’s funny. And, he happens to be the cutest dog—at least in Kathryn’s world. Kathryn shares their story, demonstrating the responsibility she takes as a pet owner as well as Charlie’s ability to talk. Girls get this: Charlie’s even man enough to say “I love you!” Log on, witness their special bond for yourself and vote at http://www.roommateoftheyear.com.Apartments.com named Kathryn McGonigle, from Phoenix, AZ whose entry is entitled Purty Purr-fect & Drool as a finalist in the second annual national Roommate of the Year Contest. The voting stage is open now through July 30, 2010 when the votes will be tabulated, narrowing down the competition to five fabulous roomies, one of whom will be named the Apartments.com Roommate of the Year and win the grand prize of free rent for one year plus $10,000.