(Closed) Wanted to get a second dog.. might end up with a third too?!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We’ve got three in the house, one is mine and the other two belong to my husband’s friend that’s temporarily living with us. It takes some getting used to, but it’s not too bad. The added cleaning is the most annoying thing – 3 shedding animals gets a floor dirty REALLY QUICK.

I was VERY intimidated by walking 3 dogs at first, but you get it down quickly. My dog is a 50lb shepherd/chow chow mix, then there’s the 90lb lab/boxer and the 10lb dachsund/chihuahua, and I manage them all fairly well on walks together. I highly recommend harnesses to walk them, it makes them easier to keep a hold on when they’re all excited and wanting to run in 3 different directions.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hey, I totally know what your going through. My fiance and I each had a dog when we moved in together and I felt like two dogs were the perfect little family. But then my dear sweet man fell in love with a pit bull rescue and pretty much told me he HAD to have him. I was not real happy about it because I thought three dogs was going to be way too much, especially with the plan of having children in the near future. We got our boy, Max, in August and he is nothing but pure crazy. I was very against him at first because he wasn’t trained and he was very sick from his previous life, I was concerned about money and all the attention he needed.

But, I love that litte boy. He is the sweetest, loving and most adorable little pit pbull I’ve ever seen. Three dogs is crazy at times but totally worth it, they are the best companions I could ask for. They arn’t old yet so I can imagine your situation will be a bit more expensive when they get sick but they will also be a little bit more calm so it shouldn’t be too much. I’m sure you will end up loving having all three together, it’s so nice to give a dog a loving home when it needs it. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have FOUR dogs plus I foster dogs (Usually 2 fosters in my home all the time). I def say adopt both. Just because me working in Rescue, I know how hard it is to adopt two together but how AMAZING it is when it actually happens. At least they are small breeds. Seriously, like I said I have 4 dogs and 2 foster dogs. Small dogs are so easy and you dont really feel like its as much as if you compare it to having 3 large dogs. Now I have big and small dogs, plus I foster, plus we dog sit all the time for people. When we watch our friends 2 Chihuahua’s, I dont really notice it and it doesnt seem like that much more work, but when we watch our friends Lab, or our other friends boxer you “notice” it more so to say. Just saying small dogs are pretty easy, and having a few small dogs IMO is easier than having a few large dogs. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh my I just looked at them. They are adorable. I am so stinking excited for you. I am a HUGE sucker for rescue pets and I LOVE hearing stories. Plus the senior pets I ADORE, ahhh!!! I am so so excited to hear of someone thinking not only rescue, but adopting a senior pet AND even two to keep them together. I wish you the best and hope it all works out and keep us up to date!!!!!!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Please post pics if/when you bring them home! They are so adorable and I bet will be great companions to your furry kid at home.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have 2 small dogs plus I foster. Right now I have 4 dogs total at home. I have to agree, small dogs are way easier than large ones. The only problem I have ever had was that everyone wanted to sit on my lap at the same time 🙂 

Our rescue organization really prefers to get a bonded pair adopted together. Especially if they are seniors. They need eachother. 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Hubby had a beagle when we started dating.  Then we got a little girl shar pei (6 weeks old) when we were engaged.  About 7 weeks after we brought Lola home, my co-worker, the one who we got Lola from asked if we would be willing to take her brother as well.  I laughed at her and told her she was crazy for thinking we would want 3 dogs.  But when I told my now husband, his response was “I want him.”  So we got him.  I really can’t imagine life without both puppies- they are my best buddies!  Food costs a bit more than it would with 2, but it is totally worth it. 

I commend you for thinking this through and considering not seperating the 2 dogs that have been together their whole lives.  Think of how sad they would be.  I get tears in my eyes just thinking about it!  Good luck and let us know!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Just clicked on the link and they are listed as no longer available.  Does that mean you adopted them???? 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Mrs. Aprocot: same

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Me too. Fingers crossed 🙂

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

Ah that is heartbreaking but I understand. I think it’s best you don’t split them up so you are doing the right thing in my opinion. Maybe you will find someone you know who is interested in both.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Boston Bee:  Aw that is so sad :(.  You are doing the right thing though.  It sounds like it would be heartbreaking to separate them after all this time, and hopefully someone will adopt them both very soon!  Also, I’m so sorry that poor Melvin had to get stiches!! 🙁

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