We are considering adopting a companion for our Nero. Nero thrives in the company of other dogs and although he has playmates I think he'd enjoy having a constant companion at home. We have been thinking about this for a while and have been in contact with a number of rescue organisations. Some of which are quite frustrating to deal with really... but that's another topic.
Anyway, we now had a meet with a BC X. A lovely girl and us three (me, OH and Nero) would love to welcome her into our house. Yet, at our first meet she was not interested in Nero. He was quite desperate to play with her but she just growled at him. I don't give this much weight because Nero does get overexcited and I'm sure the whole situation was just a bit much for her to handle. Considering the circumstances I think she has done very well. Anyway. We're having a second meet sometime next week after she's been desexed and hope she then feels a little more settled and confident.
Now I'm just trying to prepare myself for that second meet. Ideally they'll get on like a house on fire and happily play with each other. But that's probably not realistic... so what are the signs I need to look out for that they are (or are not) a good match? Is it possible to tell after a couple of meets anyway? There is a trial period but giving her up again after a few weeks I would find heartbraking. So I'd rather be sure (or reasonable sure) to start with. What's a good way of introducing them? Knowing that she may not be as playful as he is and he does get overexcited when introduced to new dogs, which can be a little intimidating considering that he is at least twice the size of her.