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#385788 Jan 12th, 2015 at 01:27 AM
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We had a shih Tzu and had to put her down at 14 because she was ill. It's been over a year and even though we have another dog left in the home, I really miss her. Hubby said no more dogs, but has changed his mind and said we can get a rescue dog. Because we live in the city, I don't think it's fair to get too big of a dog, as they need room to run and exercise. Smaller rescue dogs are hard to come by, and I don't want an old dog or I may be going through expense and sorrow soon after. Guess if the right one comes along, I will know it. Thanks for listening.

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DaisyM #385790 Jan 12th, 2015 at 01:51 AM
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yes, small rescue dogs are hard to come by--BUT if you go to your local shelter and tell them what you are looking for they generally will put your name on a list and notify you when such a dog comes along.

Good luck !


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Now that's an idea, thanks JunieGirl. Although I will wait until it warms up a bit, incase I have to train or retrain the dog. Right now, we have in the minus -20's with wind chills right up into minus -30's & -40's, so that would be hard to go outside with the dog each time, plus it will give me some more time to decide if I really want another dog. The one we have is soon to be 11 years old but she is still a frisky little dog, so it may still be a good time to introduce a buddy for her while she is active and not be bothered by it.

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You are welcome. My daughter used to volunteer & work at a shelter, so I have learned a few things on how they usually work. and yea, I would wait as well.

But then, it is very likely that they will not get one in real soon--but then again, one never really knows..

and also, pe patient with the 2 dogs getting to know one another. We had a Border Collie that was older (around 11 too as I remember) when we got an Australian Shepard puppy. For quite awhile Jenny would have nothing to do with the puppy..but eventually----many months later, they became the best of friends.....Just do your best to not make the older dog feel left out.


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So sorry about the loss Daisy...I agree with Junie, a shelter will be more than willing to help.

Also let your friends and family know...it is amazing how word of mouth will travel.


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The lady who cut my hair today recently got a dog off Craig's List.

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DaisyM #389043 Jul 18th, 2015 at 06:23 AM
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My husband is back into the "No more Dogs" mode. As time goes by, it gets easier, but there are still times I miss that little dog. At this point my health isn't that great, so I'm not pushing it. Hopefully one day, though?

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Perhaps someone could buy you a dog as a "gift"--then you would have to keep it, right ????


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