(Closed) Wish me Luck

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

We’re in the same boat!  Hubby is not sure about getting a dog at this point, but has agreed to go to an adoption event for the pup I’m interested in – though our corgi Eva is, if anything, OVER socialized and not nervous at all, except on car trips.

it sounds like you have a solid plan, so good luck!

Post # 4
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Good luck! I have two dogs and they are best friends, I just loved having two!

Post # 5
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010


Sorry, couldn’t contain my excitement.

Love Bull Terriers.

Post # 9
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Aww too bad πŸ™ Hope he’s not in a shelter that puts dogs to sleep cause I would have him flown to me! Haha

Post # 10
184 posts
Blushing bee

Although they aren’t smaller, Basset Hounds are pretty low energy and LOVE to cuddle. You may be able to find a basset rescue.  That’s where I got  mine, and she’s just a little cuddle bug πŸ˜€  Goodluck, i’m sure you’ll find the right match!

Post # 11
1058 posts
Bumble bee

ok, this sounds very familiar, me and my fiance adopted a lovely pit bull puppy, after a few months we decided to get her a friend so we got her a lovely husky puppy friend (nightmare puppy).

They grew up and turned out to be GREAT dogs. Theeennn, we came across an abused husky puppy that was about 3 months old (unsocialized), my fiance WASN’T really on board, but knew the pup was in a bad situation so decided it was in the best interest of the pup. Well when we brought her home our pit bull wanted to KILL her I mean was out for blood, we had to keep them separated for 2 weeks before she calmed down.

For that 2 weeks we would introduce the puppy by crate so the pitty could get use to her and after about 3 weeks they were playing nice.  This was in April of 2010, now just know that either two things can happen either a) The dogs will get along splendidly and things will be great or b)My experience The dogs WILL fight.

Ok so if the dogs start to fight then you do your best to break it up without getting bit, but expect there to be scratches and blood drawn and what not, THIS IS NORMAL. The dogs are establishing who is Alpha and they have to fight to get to the top. Once a dog is at the top then things will start calming down because each dog then will know his/her place. It’s 10 months since we got the new pup and just last week they got into a fight causing a deep laceration in my other husky’s leg which we had to take her to the emergency room for some staples. Nothing too serious it was just a bit deep so I took all precautions. GET PET INSURANCE IT’S A LIFE SAVER. VPI is great.

Now the dogs dont fight too often anymore, but sometimes it does happen, it’s like how you fight with a sibling except the dogs fighting sounds MUCH worse and can really really stress you out. 

That all being said I know it sounds discouraging, but if you can handle the occassional fight the first couple of months then it will get better from there. I know some people get a second dog and give it away after a couple of months because they say it doesn’t get along with their dog, but really it just takes time and eventually the two dogs will become friends, but like all friends there will be scuffles here and there.

It’s been difficult at times, but we are now a happy family of three lovely dogs and I wouldn’t change that for anything not even the occassional fight, dogs will be dogs. πŸ™‚

Good luck! The Bull Terrier is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

Post # 12
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


Good for you for thinking about what is best for your lifestyle & other dog instead of just going by “OMG how cute”! If the dog isn’t right for your home & how you live your life neither of you will be happy!

I’m sure you will find just the right addition to your family!

God Bless you for going shelter or rescue!!!!

Post # 14
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ll be crossing my fingers that you find the perfect dog for your family. I know first hand how difficult it can sometimes be when you already have one dog and are looking for the perfect fit. I guess it’s pretty good that you realized right away that the dog wasn’t going to work out (instead of getting him and a few weeks in). When I adopted the pug I have now, I had a pit mix and it took several months to find a dog that fit in well. I remember with one dog, we met up in a neutral location and then took that dog home for a few hours as a trial run (the rescue preferred it that way) and within one hour my other dog HATED it. HATED. the rescue group I found my pug through was on Pet Finder and they were great. 

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