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    There is so many mastiff crosses and staffy crosses up for adoption it always makes me sad
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    Personally I would work on solving all the problems you are having with you Kelplie before you bring in another dog to the situation that could possibly make the behavioural issues worse. Two dogs are great and they do keep each other company but V&F is right, it is double the work.

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    The problem with greyhounds, for you, is they really should be indoor, at night. They feel the cold badly, especially as they get older. I would go nowhere NEAR a puppy, if I were you. Especially if it can't come inside. I would go for a sound, healthy, very goodnatured, middle aged dog. The opposite sex of yours, preferably, and only go through an experienced fosterer or supervisor of fosterers, ask THEM to show you only the most goodnatured, AND QUIET, without being due to great age or unsoundness. DON'T go looking at ALL dogs, as you will come home with something you've fallen in love with, and probably unsuitable. I think, if you find a dog like that, whilst it is more work in many ways, it does give your dog a chum, permanent company... and lessens the worst, lonely boredom. I refer to the quiet dog, as the ANCHOR dog.

    You have to be sure they love each other, and I would ask for a months trial, as there can often be a kerfuffle at 3 or 4 weeks, as the new dog feels the change from visitor on best behaviour, to equal rights, child. Any responsible fosterer, should be willing to give you that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menageriemanor View Post
    The problem with greyhounds, for you, is they really should be indoor, at night. They feel the cold badly, especially as they get older. I would go nowhere NEAR a puppy, if I were you. Especially if it can't come inside. I would go for a sound, healthy, very goodnatured, middle aged dog. The opposite sex of yours, preferably, and only go through an experienced fosterer or supervisor of fosterers, ask THEM to show you only the most goodnatured, AND QUIET, without being due to great age or unsoundness. DON'T go looking at ALL dogs, as you will come home with something you've fallen in love with, and probably unsuitable. I think, if you find a dog like that, whilst it is more work in many ways, it does give your dog a chum, permanent company... and lessens the worst, lonely boredom. I refer to the quiet dog, as the ANCHOR dog.

    You have to be sure they love each other, and I would ask for a months trial, as there can often be a kerfuffle at 3 or 4 weeks, as the new dog feels the change from visitor on best behaviour, to equal rights, child. Any responsible fosterer, should be willing to give you that.
    Thank you guys i will post the dog i applied for so you can all see. She is beautiful.
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    Nobel - large female dogue de bordeaux x dog
    Listed by Snoozie on 14 May 2012

    Picture of NobelNobel is a gentle soul who is calm, quiet and loves nothing more than to sleep on the couch beside you, with her head on your knee.

    Nobel is good with other dogs, and loves her people.
    Nobel is housetrained and very good with instructions such as sit and outside, she returns when called too.
    Nobel has been trained on the lead and will trot beautifully beside your knee, when out for her daily walk. Nobel also travels well in the car, and will wait patiently for you if you need to go into a shop and leave her in the car.

    Nobel is a very loyal dog and she can't wait to find her forever family who will give her the regular exercise and love she deserves.
    Ideally, Nobel will do best with a family whereby someone is home most of the time, as she does get a little anxious if her humans leave her for long periods. Noble is also probably best suited to households without cats.
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    Oh my...she is so sweet and adorable, she has sad eyes though poor baby
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    She sounds like the kind of dog that would like to be inside from the description. If that is what she is use to it isn't really fare that she is made to live outside. How much thought have you put into getting another dog? What are you going to do if the opposite of what you are planning happens and you have two badly behaved dogs to contend with instead of one? I am sorry to sound rude, but with your current issues IMO you should not even be thinking of getting another dog when it sounds like you have issues handling the one you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    She sounds like the kind of dog that would like to be inside from the description. If that is what she is use to it isn't really fare that she is made to live outside. How much thought have you put into getting another dog? What are you going to do if the opposite of what you are planning happens and you have two badly behaved dogs to contend with instead of one? I am sorry to sound rude, but with your current issues IMO you should not even be thinking of getting another dog when it sounds like you have issues handling the one you have.
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    Dad said no anyway. I hope she finds a home though.
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    She will, she is a gorgeous girl!

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