We should be closing on our house this month and talked about getting a 2nd dog (1 Great Dane right now).
After thinking about it a month ago I was leaning towards not getting another simply because when we have to go out of town (3-4 times/yr) to see the wife's family we can't bring our dog since they don't like dogs. It's usually not a big deal in the sense that we can drop the dog off at my mom's.
another thing though is we take short out of town trips (dog can come) to my family probably once per month on the weekend. If we got a 2nd dog, I doubt it would work out bringing 2 dogs. That would mean more drop offs to my mom (again in theory that's ok, depending on size/behavior of the 2nd dog).
Well, here's the dilemma ex-fiance said she has to get rid of her Great Dane, when we were together we raised him from a pup to about 2 yrs old when we split. He's an awesome dog, and I would love to have him. However, it's not (at least all this is from what I remember of him 4 yrs ago) as calm/laid back as our current Great Dane. And he's fricken huge (which is normally a plus for me), but my Mom's house is a rather small (guess I should be asking her thoughts as well).
I would rather take him than him go to a stranger, and the ex has said if it doesn't work out that she would take him back. However, is this fair to the dog? On one hand, I'd like to give it a real shot so he's with me and our dog, but on the other I don't want to jerk the dog around.
figured I'd post on here.
my gut tells me might best not to take him, but my heart for a long time has missed that dog and would love to take him.
Oh, taking them to a kennel when we travel wouldn't be an option for a few reasons, though if there were someone we could pay to come to the house to let them out that might possibly be an idea.