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Old 10-11-2012, 01:07 AM
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The time issue makes me sad, I hope its not regarding a lack of interest in adult or senior dogs. So many will miss out on one of the best things ever with that mindset. The senior dog (rescue) is just... Bliss.
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The time you do get though? It's so worth it. I had Siren for 18 months (she was 15 1/2 when I got her) and Harv for 14 months. Loved those dogs so much and will do it again when the time is right.
In my mind there is a very distinct difference between pulling an older dog from rescue or the shelter, and purposefully choosing to purchase a dog that you won't receive until he's an adult because someone else is training him/her. If I had more money, time and space I wouldn't hesitate to rescue a senior I liked, but the difference is that I wouldn't have had the choice to have taken him or her when they were younger so I could enjoy those years too. It's not that taking in an older animal isn't rewarding and worth it, it's just that given a choice I would rather receive said dog earlier in life rather than later.

This is not to say that some people may find buying a trained dog to be a good option for them, I can think of a few people off the top of my head that would totally go for that. But for me, if I was given the option of buying a blank slate or a pre-programmed dog, I would hands down take the blank slate.
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That's what we do here. We're emotionally invested in each other and each other's dogs, the joys and the sorrows.
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