My partner and I are thinking about getting 2 small rescue mix breed puppies. We don’t have children and we don’t have big financial worries, so we are in a good position to get the dogs in all aspects outside of my health.
I am still quite badly hypo, but feel it might do me good to have something outside myself to worry about… I wondered whether anyone has any insight into how getting a pet has affected their life while still feeling hypo symptomatic - whether it was too much or whether it actually helped.
Would love to hear some feedback!
Pics for your enjoyment of our potential little rescues…
Peggy - rescue pup #2
one dog is a companion, two dogs are a pack. My advice would be just have one until you have trained it. Then decide. C
thanks for your reply, that’s a good point… and has been mentioned by others so we do need to consider the pack mentality. I’m also near the wye, wondering if I know you! I’ve send you a direct message 🙂
I don’t agree 2 dogs are fantastic as long as the owner isn’t a nasty person or a spastic person because the dogs will take on the owners personality …. My sister has 2 rescue dogs and because shes is spastic both her dogs feed off her personality and this is true she has never owned a dog that wasn’t spastic, its all her …… Yes occasionally you just get that one dog thats just has problems for no apparent reason then you need to look at a possible medical issue or behavioral.
Im a yes for 2 dogs as long as they aren’t massive in size.
I second what RiverWye has said - and don't get litter sisters/brothers they are worse than a pack! Much more difficult to train. Start with one. I normally have two or three dogs and am down to one at the moment will get another rescue sometime. An older rescue can be good too.