I don't want this site to come off like every other database driven site in the rental market. I'm pushing for something that is very clean and doesn't look too corporate. Some adjectives: light, airy, fun, simple.
I am looking for a logo that includes the site name and incorporates a site "mascot"...I was thinking of a Sherlock dog character. I've attached two examples that are somewhat near what I'm looking for. So please use that as your inspiration or if you've got some genius idea feel free to submit it and I will give you quick and straightforward feedback. The dog in the green is more towards what I'm looking for the dog in the blue hat is too cartoonish.
I want a fun design that I can incorporate throughout the site in different poses. So if I pick your design I'd like to talk about doing different variations, for example: (1) General pose associated with web logo, (2) Dog that is on the scent of a trail, (3) dog that finds something...that kind of thing.
Also: My website dev team is working with a color scheme that I have attached - so please feel free to use some of those greens, though it is not necessary as long as it "works" with the site.
Have fun with it.
Looking forward to your ideas.