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Hi. I am in Boston, MA and new to the group.

August 26th, 2008, 11:02 AM
I would like to say hello to all of you and let you know that I am glad I found this site. I am having a little problem getting used to how it works but, practice makes perfect. My initial reason for joining is for advice on introducing my 3-year old Shih Tzu to an 8 month old puppy (1/2 Japanese Chin and 1/2 Chihuahua) I am in the process of adopting from a shelter. I had a 17 yr old Chihuahua that passed away a few months ago and I think Kobe would well with a pal if he's not overwhelmed with jealousy. Thank you to all of you for any input. Kobemama

August 26th, 2008, 11:17 AM
welcome! i'm actually in MA too.

has your 3 yr old dog met the potential new addition yet? have you done meet & greets at the shelter?

August 26th, 2008, 11:19 AM
Welcome to the board Kobemama!

Some of the dog people should be around soon and can help you with that question. I think it's wonderful you are adopting a little friend for your Kobe.

We'd love to see pictures when you are able to post them. What was your little Chihuahua's name? 17 years! How lucky for you to have had him/her for so long.

Can you take Kobe to meet the new pup? I think some places allow that, just to see if the dogs can get along.

August 26th, 2008, 07:10 PM
Welcome to the baord!

For introducing two dogs, make sure it is on nerutal ground if at all possible. This will elminate the feeling that the dog has to gaurd its territory. Make sure it is done in a controled environment and that the people there are all calm and relaxed.

Its greating that you are looking in to adoption!:thumbs up we would love pictures when you can post them.

August 26th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Welcome, Kobemama!

Sorry to hear about your recent loss :grouphug:

I hope the introductions go well! :goodvibes: We'll definitely need pics! :thumbs up

August 26th, 2008, 07:59 PM
welcome to the forum and very sorry for the loss of your little one. It's wonderful that you are rescuing a little one as a friend for Kobe. I haven't really had a problem introducing a new fuzzbutt to the others, i recently brought a new addition home to my other two. They were a big grumbly and growely for a few days, but now the new little guy has two bestest buds. Just try to introduce them to each other calmly, and if possible on neutral territory. :fingerscr that things go smoothly.