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Old 06-06-2012, 04:49 PM
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Foster one for the Malinois rescue! You'll help save a life and learn if the breed suits you without having to commit to 9-15 years immediately.
Honestly that is what Im wanting to do, I suggested to Tyler the other day that we should start to foster once we get our fence up, we would save a life, and have an idea if we can handle 3 dogs. I know I would be able to since I've always had 3 dogs in a household, but Tyler has only grew up with 1 dog. ha ha

The only issue is finding a rescue since we live kinnda in a weird place.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:56 PM
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He's a cute dog but from the pictures I don't know that he is a Mal. Could be a Mal mix I suppose but he looks rather GSD-ish to me too.

Fostering for Mal rescue is a great idea!
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:22 PM
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Honestly that is what Im wanting to do, I suggested to Tyler the other day that we should start to foster once we get our fence up, we would save a life, and have an idea if we can handle 3 dogs. I know I would be able to since I've always had 3 dogs in a household, but Tyler has only grew up with 1 dog. ha ha

The only issue is finding a rescue since we live kinnda in a weird place.
Having a 3 do household while living with your parents, when 2/3 belong to your parents, vs having a 3 dog household of your own are two different things.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:28 PM
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Having a 3 do household while living with your parents, when 2/3 belong to your parents, vs having a 3 dog household of your own are two different things.
Hence the fostering. Plus having the two I have is uber easy so having a 3rd with the simular energy level probably won't be much different.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:46 PM
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Having a 3 do household while living with your parents, when 2/3 belong to your parents, vs having a 3 dog household of your own are two different things.
How so? It's the same number of dogs.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:48 PM
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when all the dogs get along, 2 or 3 doesn't really make a whole lot of difference.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:03 PM
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I don't know for sure but I can't imagine a pit bull/mastiff mix has much energy to match a Malinois. Keep in mind it also may butt heads with your terrier. I really don't want to discourage you from investigating but I myself was taken a bit off guard after owning pit bulls and terriers for years. I was convinced a mal wouldn't be much different, Oye. Luckily it suits me but it won't suit everyone so fostering is a great way to test the waters.

I will say owning 4 dogs when I lived with my parents was much easier than it is now. If I needed a hand, if I wanted to stay out and called home they could potty dogs, they could feed, they gave extra cuddles and ball throws when I was busy, and so on. Of course being on my own now it's all on my shoulders and I don't have the luxury of "eh, if I'm not home in time mom will potty them", etc.

Not to say its not doable, duh lol, but coming from someone who transitioned (and did well) it is an adjustment.
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when all the dogs get along, 2 or 3 doesn't really make a whole lot of difference.
Very true!

I kinda think it'd be neat to adopt a senior one to gain experience with them.
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