Getting another dog with a senior GSD?
We got our female GSD, Harley, when she was about 6 weeks old and she is now 8 1/2 and has always been friendly with other dogs. A few years ago, we adopted a Great Dane for a short time until she passed away from bloat. They were great friends and it was great to see her have a playmate for the few months that we had the Dane.
We have recently been thinking about getting a new dog, but are not sure about a puppy or adult. It would either be a small dog, like a Bichon or small terrior, or another GSD. Not sure about boy or girl, either (but I'm not sure if that makes a difference?)
My dilemma is not knowing if it's a good idea, or not. She has been a spoiled only dog for a while and now that she is getting older, she is getting even more spoiled because of her arthritis (It's definitely affecting her, but she is still pretty mobile, will run a bit, and plays fetch like a pro.)
I am going back and forth on it. On one hand I wonder if it would be good for her to have a playmate and if it would keep her "young" a bit longer. On the other hand I don't want her to get less attention as she is getting older. I feel like we only have a few years left and I want those years to be the best possible.
I was hoping to get a little feedback from others.
Last edited by SillyHarleysmom; 11-05-2012 at 04:48 PM.