Becoming a multi-dog household
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|Fri, 03-28-2003 - 11:03am|
We've had our dog for almost 4 years now. Maggie is 1/2 golden, 1/2 dachshund as far as we know -- we adopted her from a shelter. She looks like a mini-golden with very short legs and more pointed nose. She seems to have what I think of as the golden personality; very friendly towards everyone. But, I've seen her be intimidated by a Maltese who barked at her!
I'd love to adopt another dog, and I really want to pick the right kind of dog to add to our household. Maggie is a very submissive dog, and I want to improve her life, not make it difficult! Also, my husband and I both work, so I'm thinking of another adult dog -- but I keep thinking that a puppy might adapt better (maybe I'm wrong here, though)
I'm wondering what it's like to go to a multi-dog household, what other people's experiences have been. Should I look for another very submissive dog? A small dog, or just a very laid-back dog?
Thanks in advance for any advice!
Edited 3/28/2003 12:05:13 PM ET by ivillsteph