Should I, or should I not?

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  1. Rose's Gal

    Rose's Gal New Member

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    I've been thinking about rescuing a dog. After a disscusion with my mom, I've been thinking and I want your guy's opinions. As of now, I have plenty of time on my hands and I would be able to take care of a new dog.
    But this fall I'm going to be going into FACA (First Assembley Christian Acadamey[sp?]) as a freshman. I'll be at school (or in the car going and coming form school) from 7:00 to 3:30. Then I'll most likely have to do my homework which will probably take anywhere from 4:00 to 5:00, depending on the amount of work I have to do.
    On that schedule, I'd still have time for my two doggies and a third addition. But in early or late spring next year, I'll be getting a puppy to raise for Leader Dogs for the Blind. Wesley, my 9yr old bro who LOVES dogs, can help me with the LD puppy and any new dog I get, while I'm at school. I'm also not in any sport or extra activity, besides paino lessons.

    So I guess what I'm wondering is this:
    Would it be too difficult having four dogs (one being a puppy), on that type of schedule? I really think I'd have time to do all that, but if I can't, it would kinda be to late if I had already gotten a dog. What do you guys think? Anybody have that type of schedule and still find time to be with your dogs? If you do, is it difficult? (And when I say difficult, I mean practicly impossible.)

    I just really want to think this through before I get anther dog, just to make sure I will have enough time for it.
     
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    I have 6 dogs and plenty of other animals as well! I leave for work @ 7:30 am and return @ 5:30 I have weekends and Tuesdays off. I do work for a vet so I do sometimes take my dogs with me to work but only 1 at a time. In the cold my dogs spent 95% of the time in the house. I let them out to potty in the am then back in to feed them breakfast. Hubby lets them back out for a few minutes to potty then back in and he leaves around 9am. When I get home in the pm I let them out while I tend to cattle then back in to feed them. I sometimes feel they don't get enough attention but they are happy I think! The 3 younger ones stay in crates while we are not home the older 3 have run of the house. In the warmer weather they are out while I am at work. You can do it you just have to figure out how :) good luck! If you want the puppy you will make it happen!!!
     
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    Thanks. :)
     
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    As long as you don't end up with more dogs than you can afford to care for properly and have enough space for them in your home, I don't see a problem. I think there is more than enough room in your heart!

    Remember, too, that the dogs will play with each other and take care of a great deal of exercise needs that way.
     

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