as some of you know i have been thinking about getting another dog so Pepsi would have a playmate, i have been looking at rescued Staffies, but we went to the RSPCA yesterday and met the most adorable Maltese poodle cross.
She has experienced some abuse and like Pepsi has bad skin from not being groomed, she is around 3 yrs old, we have asked them to hold her until tonight and we are taking Pepsi for the drive to meet her and see what happens. The main concern i have is she is scared of men, she was not comfortable with my husband and it took her about 30 minutes before she would accept a treat from him. He works from home and will be with her all day every day. He would never hurt or harm anything but i am concerned the dog will not settle in properly.
I am not concerned about her health issues, i have dealt with Pepsi and i accept that taking on an older dog with abuse will be a lot of work but i am not sure i have the energy.
So the questions are:
would you do it?
can you get a dog over a fear of men?
any other advice?
Thanks in advance