Post # 1
my husband and I have an adorable corgi puppy, Eva who is about seven months old. We’ve been talking about getting a second dog since Eva seems a bit lonely, but the sticking point is that my husband wants a dog from a breeder and I want to rescue a shelter pet. Wonder of wonders I just stumbled upon a painfully cute little boy corgi at a local shelter and have put in a request for an application.
Is it too soon to add another bundle of fur to our house??
only the puppy can say for sure 🙂
Post # 3
I say if your current dog is doing well then it’s a good time! I know someone who got another dog when their current dog was very badly trained and two dogs in that house is kind of a mess. But I also do see the point that animals like company. And just so you know, I love animals and my fiance won’t take me to the shelter because we’ll come back with one so keep that in mind when I tell you I’d get the puppy.
Post # 4
I heard that its not good to get another pup until your current puppy is atleast 1 year old… We struggled with this too when we got our baby girl shih tzu Ellie she has the best personality ever !
Post # 5
Your puppy is so cute by the way!
Post # 6
If you think your puppy will adjust alright (puppies do better than adults maybe?) and your’e ready for a little more havoc, just be prepared and you’ll be fine! My two cats, honestly, are easier to take care of than one because they entertain each other. But it also means more food cost, more brushing, more streaking around the house and crashing into stuff, etc…
Is meeting the dog an option? It’s awfully cute in the photo but maybe it is CRAZY in person
Post # 7
@ejs4y8: the puppy in the photo is actually our dog, Eva around about 4 months! If we get considered for adopting the new little boy puppy, we would definitely have to meet him and see how Eva does with him. She’s pretty good with other dogs and has spent time living with other dogs when we’re away as well as sharing her home when we puppysit for a friend’s french bulldog. But if she didn’t like him it would definitely be a deal breaker!
Post # 8
I think it’s a matter of whether your current puppy’s training is pretty much at an adult-dog level, or whether you’d have two handfuls of trouble at the same time. If your puppy is already at the point where you can trust her around the house and know that she won’t pee or chew on your stuff, then go ahead and get the new puppy. And good for you for insisting on a rescue dog instead of a breeder.
Post # 9
If you guys can handle two at once, then go ahead! Puppies love to play with each other, they can help you by entertaining each other. Plus, two is always more fun 🙂 If you guys have the time and patience to put up with two, then you should.
As for where you get it from, I think it’s awesome you want to adopt one from a shelter. The only thing with those is you don’t know their background. But a puppy you should be okay with. It will also cost less than a breeder. If you are looking for something specific, then a breeder is good for that. But if you just want to add any new puppy to your home, then picking out something from the shelter is fine.
Have fun with your pups!
Post # 10
That pup is so cute. My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I were similiar to you and your husband, i wanted a shelter dog and he wanted one from a breeder. I lost and we’re now researching breeders for a Golden Retreiver. I would love 2 pups too but i don’t think i would be able to get away with it!
Post # 11
I personally would think about it for a little while and take time to really evaluate where your current puppy is in terms of training. My 1 1/2 year of dog (also named Eva!) seemed to be constantly making progress behaviorally and then around 8 or 9 months, it slowed down a lot. She’s still a great dog, but there is no way that I would want to have to deal with her and another puppy. I’ve heard that many dogs (especially small breed) don’t really fully mature until around 2 years old.
Post # 12
I say heck no it’s not too soon! But that’s just me 🙂 We got our first in April 09 & got our second in July 09. They were both puppies, 6-7 months old, which has given them a chance to grow together. While I’d love another dog, I really don’t think I’d feel comfortable introducing another little girl into their lives. They’re both set in their ways w/ eachother & are comfortable w/ eachother. Kudos to you for wanting to rescue!!
Post # 13
I’ve never had 2 puppies at once, but I know that usually its fine, occassionally 2 pups will team up & get in lots more trouble than they would on their own. It really depends on the dogs thou. If 1 dog was in the yard, it would stay there… if 2 were there, they’d take off together. I think they can keep each other company. If you have an escape proof yard, when they’re being really hyper, you could let them out back together to play & get their energy out. I love dogs so I’d want to get another. Actually, I really want another dog but got kittens for Darling Husband instead.
Post # 14
We had my boy maltipoo since he was 8 weeks got him from a breeder. he is the love of my life lol next to my fiance who gave me him. but then we wanted him to have a girlfriend, so when he turned one we drove to tucson AZ and got our girl maltipoo!!! im glad we waited as i am very close with my boy AKA baby/ pooder is his nickname lol. but they are great together to the point if they arent next to each other the cry and cry and cry!!! they are great playmates. we were a little scared at first as baby loves to play and he is only 8 lbs but when we got our girl “princess” she was only about 1.5 lbs at 8 weeks. so playing was a little scary at first but she toughned up and the love to wrestle each other she is now about 6 lbs
Post # 15
We added another puppy when ours was about 8 months old. He seemed lonely when we would come home from work. It worked out great! They wear each other out all day long. We’ve since added a third! But he will be our last, and we rescued all of them. There are so many unwanted doggies in shelters. It breaks my heart I wish I could rescue them all. I suggest skipping the breeder and try talking your husband into the shelter.
Post # 16
awww shes soooooooooooo cute! we got another dog when our lab/white shep mix was about 9 months old (housebroken and pretty well trained- she knew sit, laydown, stay, roll over, how to walk perfectly on a lease, how to act in public etc). (the one we adopted was 4 months old at the time, but not potty trained very well, well… not trained at all really- so like a puppy). they do great together! reno learns from vegas and watches her and she is now pretty well trained as well. plus they wear one another out! it was so hard to get vegas worn out… now they just run and play all day and they are happy pups! i think you should do it! and i am a huge fan of adoption!