Welcome to the board!!! What area of WV are you from (I have relatives up there).
My experience with raising multiple puppies at the same time is different than most, in fact, I raised three that were close to the same age together without any significant problems. I knew I was going to get Ringer before I moved to Florida ... but I also unexpectedly ended up with his litter sister, Honey (long story) at the same time that I got him. A short time later a friend gave me Kelly as a house warming gift ... ergo I had three puppies very close to the same age. I was home 24/7 and didn't have any problems raising, training, nurturing them. For years we lived "happily ever after"
My problems came a little over a dozen years later!!! One of the major problems was financial, caring for three senior GSDs with various health problems ran into many thousands of dollars, but it was the least of my problems.
I lost Ringer, Kelly and Honey within nine months of each other ... first Ringer who died about a month before his 13th birthday, then Kelly died about two months after Ringer, and finally my sweet Honey died suddenly about 7 months after Kel. I cannot begin to describe the pain and depression I went thru losing three dogs so close together.
Losing the Three Amigos wasn't the first time I've lost dogs close to the same age though the circumstances were different, the end result was the same. Three years earlier, in 2003, was the first time it happened to me. I got Too up in MD and brought her down to FL a short time before her 5th birthday. Surprise ... at the same time I got Ringer & Honey, their 5 year old father, JR, ended up homeless so I ended up with him too. All went well for many years. Then a few months after JR celebrated his 13th birthday, he died and less than three weeks later 12-1/2 year old Too had a seizure caused by a medication and she died. I was devastated, depressed, it hurt so bad, I can't describe it, I ached with grief.
While it's been about 4 years since losing my second batch of seniors, just writing this message brought back the memories and the tears and pain as if it were yesterday. I've shared this information before with others, hoping they'd think twice before setting themselves up for the hurt and pain I've gone thru when losing much loved companions.
GOOD LUCK with whatever you decide to do!!!