Im hoping for some independent thoughts or advice on my situation.
I have a 14 yr old purebred male short haired border collie. He has been our family pet since we got him as a pup. We also have another family dog who is a 6 y/o mixed breed female.
Anyway, my brother moved home with his 1 year old male bulldog a few months ago. Things were ok between the 2 family dogs and the new bulldog until now. The bulldog and the 2nd family dog have started bullying the 14 year old and earlier this week it got very vicious and the 14yr old was hurt. As a result the 14yr old has come to live with me.
Firstly -I dont have a big yard by which i feel bad about...however due to his age he sleeps a lot and has arthritis in his legs so cannot walk too far without getting too tired. He cant sit, he has to lie down. We got him a brand new kennel, he has a doona and cushions in it and so far he seems to love his kennel which is good. I find him sleeping in there every morning which is good. He seems to have settled in okay so far.
Anyway, Have we done the right thing by moving him out of his family home of 14 yrs? The thought behind moving him out was at his age he deserves peace, not put up with bullying and we dont want him getting hurt again. However will the transition of having the company of 2 other dogs 24 hrs a day, and going down to no company at all be hard? I work full time the usual 40 hrs a week so its a big change.
Thoughts would be appreciated