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Should I/Shouldn't I

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Goblin, Jan 16, 2012.


  1. Goblin

    Goblin PetForums VIP

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    Dilema time. I'm going to ramble.

    Should we get a fourth dog, a rescue? After examinating all the pros/cons, finances etc, to me it's just the question of how would our other dogs find it, potentially having less attention from me. It's a 4yr old rescue and a hovawart which is a breed I've always wanted, my soul dog if you will. This would be "my dog", the others having been chosen by my wife although I do most of the work with them;) How would they adapt if I showed more love and attention to another which I could imagine happening. My wife says I'm simply looking at it too hard and trying to talk myself out of it. Chances of this particular dog being rehomed is very low but I am convinced we could give him a good home. Just consideration for the others which is holding me back. I'm torn at present.
     
  2. Lexiedhb

    Lexiedhb Team Ginger!

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    Never have too many rescues!!
     
  3. Goblin

    Goblin PetForums VIP

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    Only if you can give them all, everything they deserve.:p
     
  4. Blondie

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    Oh just go for it!! 4 dogs aint much different to 3 dogs, lol!

    And dont overthink things - if we did that all the time, we'd never do anything now would we?? :p
     
  5. Lil Doglets

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    I think if you have the time/money for him and think your other dogs will be ok with a new dog then why not go for it :)
     
  6. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    If you've got all the practicalities covered then I say follow your heart :)

    Take time letting all the dogs get to know each other and I'm sure it'll be OK.
     
  7. kat&molly

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    Good luck whatever you decide. Is this the blind one?
    I do understand concerns though, I love all my 4 and I'd never part with any of them but I do sometimes miss just the times I had with Molly.
     
  8. shirleystarr

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    think I would go for it i had 2 rescue dogs then 3 and lol now 4 took a while for the last one to settle in but she has now and they all get on great
     
  9. Goblin

    Goblin PetForums VIP

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    Yes it is.. just didn't want to influence the question/responses by mentioning it here initially.
     
  10. AmberNero

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    I can see why you are thinking about the other dogs feeling left out- but the fact that you are thinking about this, means it will not be an issue. You sound like you are willing to go out of your way to make every dog feel equally loved, a perfect home for another dog in need of love, I think!
     
  11. cinnamontoast

    cinnamontoast Sois pas chiant, chéri.

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    If it's an easy dog, maybe? I'm looking for a potential rescue (don't tell the OH!). I don't see that 4 is so much more work than 3. :) Which colour is he?
     
  12. Gemmaa

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    "Yield to temptation, it might not pass your way again".
    ;)
     
  13. Goblin

    Goblin PetForums VIP

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    Wife's parents used to own one similar who is buried in the garden. Still not sure if full Hovawart or something else in in there. Will find out if/when we go forward.
     

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    Goblin PetForums VIP

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    UPDATE: Expression of interest sent off.. waiting game now.

    Thanks all.
     
  15. LisaZonda

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    Yes go for it....but don't take a huge amount of notice of me, my heart rules my head and I'm an eedjut! :p
     
  16. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Best of luck :)
     
  17. Goblin

    Goblin PetForums VIP

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    After long phone call and depending on reference from previous rescue's homecheck, we pick him up on Sunday. Who said rescuing was difficult :D
     
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  18. Gemmaa

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    Awesome! :D Congratulations!
     
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