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Old August 13th, 2008, 09:05 PM
anneh anneh is offline
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re adopting a second dog

I had always had only one dog until a couple years ago when my beloved shepherd died I swore I would never again come home to a dogless home. I then adopted my labx and he is now 2 1/2yo. I fostered and adopted a little dog last year and turns out she had cancer and recently had to be pts, broke my heart. So now I am back to one and thought I should adopt a youngster like him so he would have someone to play with but when I went tonight to meet a 1-2yo dog I realized it was going to be hard to walk both of them I am active and healthy but am over 60 so realistically I don't want to be pulled over. Then someone has a senior dog they are desperate to place but I am not sure I can afford to get into health problems too soon, just spent thousands trying to save my other dog. Perhaps I should stop worrying about getting another dog right away altho there are so many homeless dogs I feel guilty plus I am scared something will happen to Sugar and I won't have a doggy to come to one day anneh
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Old August 13th, 2008, 09:18 PM
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Frenchy Frenchy is offline
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Originally Posted by anneh View Post
Then someone has a senior dog they are desperate to place but I am not sure I can afford to get into health problems too soon,
Do you know the present owner of this senior dog ? If this dog is healthy , it's may not have health problems anytime soon.

It's very hard to guess these things. Some young dogs will get into lots of troubles and will cost much more vet care than some older dogs

I suggest you make a "pros and cons" list , and take your time before making a decision.
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