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Is our dog too old now to get a second dog?

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Localher0 Thu 31-May-18 20:05:12

I’d like to pick your extensive collective doggy brain please. We’ve been mulling over getting a second dog for AGES. I began thinking more seriously about it for this summer as I want to get a rescue and we would be around more during the holidays. But I’m now not sure if I have left it too late for our current dog as he’s 13/14 and even though the new dog wouldn’t be a puppy I worry that he’s too old to bring another dog into the mix?? We also had some bad news about his health yesterday- the vet found a mass in his chest and although it’s not causing serious problems yet we can anticipate that he’s not going to recover. We’re all gutted. However - the good thing about dogs is that he doesn’t know he’s ill and is behaving just as nuttily as usual and making me laugh. Anyway - that’s a long way of asking you all should we wait to adopt or go for it now?

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BiteyShark Thu 31-May-18 20:08:39

Given your dogs age and his health I personally would wait and give your dog all your attention.

CMOTDibbler Thu 31-May-18 20:15:29

I'd wait. A new dog in the household is quite stressful for them, and your old boy doesn't need that right now

AuntyJackiesBrothersSistersBoy Mon 04-Jun-18 19:51:15

Personally, I’d wait. He’s old and it possibly won’t go well. For either dog.

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