|12-28-2013 02:15 PM|
There's not a single dog or day I have regretted mine I knew from the age of 17 that if I wanted a dog then yes there would be some restrictions like when I went on holiday once left mine with trusted friend I spent my whole holiday worrying about them in the end came home early so now they go away with me and we enjoy it more but never felt restricted they've always been a blessing
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|12-27-2013 11:46 PM|
|12-27-2013 11:43 PM|
no, i don't regret getting dog. take your dog with
you when you travel.
|12-27-2013 09:04 PM|
|12-27-2013 08:59 PM|
I have occasionally regretted specific dogs. There have been a couple of fosters where in retrospect I wish I'd picked different dogs, because having Dog X in my foster slot meant I wasn't free to save (better) Dog Y. And sometimes (better) Dogs A, B, and C on top of that.
Ultimately Dog X always went on to a good home who thought that was the greatest dog in the world, so it's hard to regret that too much... but it's why I don't take behavioral cases anymore.
In terms of my own dogs, no. As loudly and often as I complain about them, they are the right dogs for me, and I do not regret them at all. But I also waited until I had the time and money to do everything I wanted with them.
|12-27-2013 08:04 PM|
|llombardo||Never regretted any of my dogs. I don't feel the need to travel and if I do, they would all come with. I like to do stuff like camping and outdoors stuff, so its perfect for them. There aren't many places that I go that would require more then 8 hours away, most of the time its 4-5 hours and I find that I miss them. I love coming home to a bunch of happy dogs, they make me happy.|
|12-27-2013 08:03 PM|
|12-27-2013 08:01 PM|
|howlk9||I was about your age when I got my first GSD and there were definitely times when I felt restricted by having a dog and not the means to pay for the level of care I expected AND a trip/vacation/weekend away. I found ways to take my dog many places, and begged favors from friends and family when that was not possible. Now, I only regret that I didn't have more time with my sweet girl. I agree with other posters, you should find a kennel or vet that can take in your dog if you need to travel or if an emergency comes up.|
|12-27-2013 07:46 PM|
Actually, no, I have no regrets about having a dog. I adopted my fist dog when I was 25, he was a dream dog and I still think about him all the time. After he passed at a very ripe old age, I fostered and then adopted Riley. Riley is a dream dog too... but, in a different, yet just as wonderful way! I really enjoy my dog.
Having a dog has never limited our ability to travel. I have always found great people to house sit or dog sit for us when John and I are away on vacation.
There are times when I travel a lot for work, but I am lucky that John (my significant other) can be home to care for Riley. So, I can rest easy knowing that Riley is well taken care of... of course, as Riley is most bonded to me, he goes absolutely bonkers when I get home : ) For me, I find that to be the greatest type of homecoming : )
|12-27-2013 07:32 PM|
No, I don't regret adopting Hans. You do end up rearranging your schedule and life to an extent. I have always had animals in my life, just not ones I could load into the Jeep and take most places like I can him.
I have gone to a fair amount of trouble and expense making sure that he can go to work with me, instead of being home in a kennel.
It requires a little more planning and I have a few more things (dog supplies) crammed into my Jeep, but life in general is a lot more fulfilling now that I have him.
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