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    #1 LittlePupRune

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    Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:25 AM

    So an aquaintance needs to rehome a dog due to medical issues (he can't affort to buy the medicine for the dog) and I'm really thinking about taking the dog in myself. My concern is that it might not be the best idea. I'm almost 20, have full-time job that pays above minimum wage (so thats good), I'm going to school twice a week, and I have a partner with their own dog. I'm living at home with family, so they'd be able to watch the dog if I can't. My partner and I calculated out the monthly cost of the doggo and its definitely something I can cover. Also, my sibling who also lives at home has a tornado of a dog and my partner has a friendly dog so he'd have a friend at each place. The only hurdle I have to get through is my family (since I live with them).

     

    I'm just wondering if its responsible of me to try to take this on at this point? Everything I know about the dog endears him to me but I want to make sure I'm being rational about this decision.


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    #2 ChubbyAsianDolly

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    Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:53 AM

    While it's wonderful that you'd be able to be financially responsible for the doggy, I don't think you'd have enough time for him to actually get to know you. A dog needs time to bond with a new owner to gain trust and understand he/she's wanted and loved. With so many different people caring for the dog, he won't necessarily learn who he should be loyal to or where home might be. Playmates are nice, but stability is needed as well. 



    #3 DollDirector

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    Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:38 AM

    You want to be rational,that's great ! Having a dog is about emotions but I can't help thinking some people I see with dogs would not own any if they had balanced their decision with realism.

    As a side-note: When you say "he'd have a friend at each place"; You also have to take into account that for some reason these individuals might not get along with one another and it would help if you could "borrow",if possible,the dog to check this kind of things before a final commitment.



    #4 Guest_PrincessKittyx_*

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    Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:17 AM

    I just got my first doggo back in July! He was a rescue. My only issue was giving him enough exercise. I hired someone to come around while I'm at work and walk him. I also work fulltime. Sometimes more than that. :c





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