- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2010
Hello my wonderful bees! 🙂
My husband and I (esp. my husband) have always said once we get a house (use to live in an apartment) with a yard we would adopt ONE last pet. A big dog. Any breed, doesn’t matter. So December 1st we moved into our new home with a YARD. YAYYYY!
We don’t own, we rent. But we rent from a sweet family member. We are finally surrounded by family and live in the country. We have always lived in the country actually but we were in the city (if you could call it that) before. So now we are back to our home roots and we love it.
Back to the point. I AM SO FLIPPING EXCITED I COULD SCREAM! As of now the only big dog the shelter has (that I know of) is a 6 month old black lab. He is beautiful!
I am friends with the shelter on facebook and in 2011 we adopted our pom mix from this shelter. Great, great people! (I am also waiting for them to msg me back, about the lab.)
Usually they have so many large dogs. But for whatever reason at the moment they have loads of small dogs. I know they will adopt quickly as they usually do. And by this weekend they could get several more larger dogs. But I don’t want to get my hopes down about this lab and then they get nothing else for a while. The lab came with a collar so they have to hold him until the 16th (this Saturday.) If no one claims him we can adopt him. But as of now I am not sure how many people are interested in him. I also want to get to know him (play with him in a cage for a bit.) And also make sure he is good with kids AND other animals. But all of this is iffy with shelter dogs. I know. But I would never buy a dog, EVER.
I also know if it doesn’t work out this weekend they will for sure get many, many larger dogs in the future. So either way I am excited! 🙂
NOW, here is where the lovely bees chime in.
Larger dog owners, tips? Advice? What do we need to buy before we go to the shelter? (We want everything ready ahead of time so the dog’s car ride home is as pleasant as possible. And so as soon we get home he/she has everything they need!)
We know for sure a collar, leash, food and water bowl, big bones and toys. I have flea and tick shampoo. I also have multi dog vitamins. Also just anything you can tell me about your experience with adopting a larger dog would be great! I have no idea what to expect. My mom owns a gorgeous lab. So I do know what a large dog is like. I know it is LOADS of work. Long walks, lots of play time, ect. And I am completely ready for that. I am stay-at-home. So I have lots of time for the new doggy’s needs. 🙂
Here is a picture of the pooch we hope to meet (and possible adopt) this weekend!
He is 6 months old, 30 pounds and a beauty!
If we don’t get him though, I would be happy with any dog (of a larger size), any color, any breed! 🙂