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Old 07-08-2012, 10:45 PM
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It depends. I don't think I'll ever be down to only one dog, so even when one dies, I won't be dogless. That being said, I would probably start looking for another dog immediately - it might take weeks or months for the right dog to come along, but I would be open to getting another dog right away. However, if one of them was lost, I would be absolutely devastated not knowing what happened - way more so than dying of an accident or natural causes or euthanasia.

When one of my foster dogs gets adopted, I always wait at least a week or two to get another one, because I like having that time for just MY dogs.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:55 PM
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It would completely depend on the exact circumstances. Honestly I don't think there's any "right" or "wrong" amount of time to wait.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:23 AM
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ETA: I worry about Frodo getting us noise complaints all.the.time. because honestly, we don't have the money to break our lease and put down a deposit on a new apartment, and I can't buy him a house. There's not really any other apartments that accept dogs larger than 20 pounds, etc. I feel like if it came down to it, we would end up having to euthanize him, and that scares the holy living hell out of me. I keep telling myself that there are *so* many more dogs in the building that are SOOOO much louder than him (like the lab next door) and that I really shouldn't worry, because he isn't bad. But I still can't help but worry about it every single day.
If it ever comes to that send him to me! Seriously.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:11 AM
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Ehh...

Depends on the situation - my finances, if I was still living with my parents, whether or not I had a full time job, my mood etc. Really difficult to say but most likely if everything was stable and in order and I had enough time on my hands - then probably right away or not very long after.

But if not...then probably a while till things settled down I guess. I plan to get another dog next year though - so I will probably not be dogless for a loooooonnnggg time to come =)
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:38 AM
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I got Travis 2 weeks after loosing Ben. It was too soon and it wasn't fair on either of us. I don't regret getting him because I love my boy but I wouldn't do it again.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:18 AM
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Totally depends on the situation.
If I lost Buster, I wouldn't get another dog, if I lost Quinn I would probably wait till I moved out to get another dog simply beacause I'm starting to wonder how in hell I will find my first rental with 2 dogs, especially one being a young BC.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:33 AM
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It would completely depend on the exact circumstances. Honestly I don't think there's any "right" or "wrong" amount of time to wait.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:42 AM
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It would probably depend on the situation for me, but generally I'd probably need around 4-5 months to recover enough to get another dog. Quinn is my everything, but in all honesty she is my only dog and I can't imagine being dogless for years even after losing her.

For my next puppy I'd probably go with another English Shepherd from a breeder, in which case I'd be willing to wait up to around a year if there was a perfect litter planned (or maybe even not wait as long, like 3 months).
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:43 AM
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If something happened to Elsie, I probably wouldn't get another dog for quite some time. Much of that, though, is where I am in life right now. It's not a good time to add another dog.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:54 AM
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If it ever comes to that send him to me! Seriously.
Frodo + Baby would be a terrible idea. Especially once it started crawling.
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