(Closed) Dog Owners: More than two?

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve had three dogs before, and I loved it! We had one very big dog (90lbs), a medium sized dog, and a small dog. The only downside was increased food costs but that was mainly for the big dog. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Commenting to follow. By the way, thats so sweet of you. I hope you do decide to adopt. Any pictures?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think the only downside would be the added expenses (food, vet, etc.) I have 2 dogs, and going on vacation or any time we stay just one night away from home we have to find someone to watch our dogs, or board them, which is kind of a pain. 

If none of that is an issue for you, I would say go for it! I love puppies!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We have three dogs and I was just like you, said absolutely not to more than two. Max, our third, is the sweetest little baby in the world. I am SO glad we got him. Really, for us, there is not a big difference between two and three. Like others said, the only negative would be cost but if you guys can handle it then yes, go for it! You will be such a blessing in that dogs life.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We used to have 4 running around our house because a friend of ours couldn’t have pets at his place so we took them in (hi, we’re the crazy dog people), but we’re down to just 2 now since he came to get them. Honestly, if you’ve already got two, adding another to the mix probably won’t be a huge issue especially since the new one will be rougly the same size/age. Food and vet costs is about it. Going on walks takes a bit more coordination, but hey, it’s fun! As long as your dogs get along with the new one, I would go for it.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t have any dogs so no advice but wanted to say AWWW! What a cutie!  And I think adopting older abandoned animals is amazing!  Go you!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Treejewel19: Squee! Aww he is so adorable, look at that face. Just do it! (I’m being irrational but you can’t blame me after that picture lol)

I don’t adopt pets lightly, they are with me forever.

As a previous poster said, Go you!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

3 is truly a magic number when it comes to dogs.

When Mr. 99 came into my life, he had two, we added a greyhound and life took on a harmonious synchronicity that was for lack of a better word, incomprable.  So much so, that when our beloved Golden passed on to the clearing, the house took on a delfated and sorry shadow of emptiness and it wasn’t very long before we added a yellow lab puppy to restore the Triad of the 99 Boys to it’s former glory!

Pros, when you have three, they take care of, nurture and play with each other, things ebb and flow, so if someone isn’t feeling so awesome, the other can take the weight.  There’s an interesting dynamic to their little pack, and honestly, two is company, but three is a pack and dogs will thrive in a healthy pack!  It’s a whole other gear!

Cons, be ready for food, vet, grooming and any other bills to go up by half, with a cumulative 291 lbs of dog in our home, food is at a premium, be ready to take feeding to a new level as is required.  As harmonious and in sync as your mini-pack will be, they will wreak havoc in their own little way, respect whatever bizarre mission they’ve come up with and carry on, our rule is, as long as it doesn’t stain the carpet or piss off the cat, it’s a go.  Be ready for some tussels as they jockey for position among themselves, it’s best to stay authoritative, yet neutral as they work it out, and they will work it out.  Dog society has a tidy way of getting things sorted.

It’s a great life with the right dogs and a fascinating look into the dynamic of other species, I can’t say I’d trade it for anything, but that’s just me.

Good luck!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Awwwwwe, I love pommies!  Do it!!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

My parents had three for a while, and we always said you already have 2, what’s one more?! It wasn’t much work more than 2, but one of ours was really old so she didn’t need much other than comfy places to sleep! I really don’t think it would be much harder honestly. And that face!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

I have two dogs and I’m dying for #3. I think three pom’s would be fun! I say go for it! 

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