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Old 12-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Macy, our 16 week old pup, is our only pet and I sometimes feel bad for that. I can see how much she loves to be around other dogs she knows... She has sooo much fun when I bring her to my parents who have an older lab and a lab/collie puppy. I wish for her that we could get another dog so she has a friend around all the time but it's just totally the wrong timing for us.
Anybody else have just one dog?
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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we have one dog and we don't feel bad about it. don't be anthropomorphic
when it comes to your dog. i looked at your name an i thought you spelled
YMCA wrong.

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Agreed. We had one dog for 5 years. Until I got old enough and was ready to move out did I get more than one.

It's not a bad thing at all.


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I had only one dog for a very long time. When I stepped up to two it was not by design but more necessity. It worked well that time and the next pairing worked quite well too. Current two are not a poweder keg by any means, but both are dogs that would likely do better as single dogs. I manage, they manage. It'll all come out in the wash.
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One dog house here. Although we do plan on a pup in another 2-3 years. I never wanted two seniors at the same time. (Rusty is 3) My parents lost two senior dogs within 6 months. It was awful for them.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have always had just one dog. It has worked out well. The dog is happy and so am I
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My Sage, who loves to play with my other two GSDs, could easily be happy as an "only" dog. Not all dogs need friends to live with.
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I only have one, for now.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I only have one dog right now and it is the first time since 1985 that we have been a "one dog" house. I do plan to add another maybe next spring/summer but wanted to wait until Beau was 3 or 4. .........he will be 3 in July.

But we spend a lot of time together since I telecommute.
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I had my oldest by herself for a long time. That was a long time ago and I can't imagine just one dog, the house would be way to quiet
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