(Closed) Adding an adult dog when we have a puppy?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
  • poll: What should we do?
    Adopt her (if they get along) you will all gain a companion! : (10 votes)
    100 %
    Be cautions, cold feet mean you're not ready : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Two years is a pretty good distance apart for dogs, especially if one of them is still a puppy.

    A 6 month old dog is not really going to be set in its ways enough to become jealous and will probably be delighted with a playmate/companion. If you feel you can handle two large dogs, I think this is a great opportunity that you should jump on!

    Post # 5
    2011 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had similar time/energy/love management concerns when I adopted my 2nd husky. Our firs was a 3 year old boy who is loving and happy. 2 months later, we added a 1 year old girl who is energetic and sweet. I worried about divinding my time equally between the two and it was hard at first (for a couple of weeks) but we all fell into a good rhythym pretty quickly.

    Don’t stress about it. If the dogs get along, and it feels right to you and your fiance, go for it! My two pups LOVE having each other for company. Good luck and please post pics!

    Post # 7
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Do it! 🙂

    Post # 8
    49 posts
    • Wedding: December 2012

    GO FOR IT!!!  Although very large, Pru is still pretty young, which means she will be more accepting towards the new pup!  And with the new dog only being about 2, she should still have a good amount of energy to play =) 

    I was in a somewhat similar situation. My Fiance has a 5 year old Lab/Shar Pei mix “Rocky”, and last year I decided to get a 3 month old Samoyed “Wrigley”.  I was worried about how our cranky old man would act, but he totally loved it!  Here’s my little guy sleeping on Rocky within the first week.  They are now BFFs. 


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