Yes I want a dog. No one thinks I am responsible enough

I’m aware @SkinnyMe . We thought the dogs would eventually get used to each other but it’s been a year now. The puppy is used to us now and it’s not fair to get rid of her. We just try to separate them when we can

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Will you be waiting to get a dog until you and your partner are living together?

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Yes, I would wait until you and your partner are living together @Milly

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Yes my mum won’t allow us to bring meat into the house (even for the dog) hence why I have to wait to move.

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Yes you don’t want to bring a pet into a home where it will not be welcome. Best to wait until you move.

If you want to play with dogs until then, you could go to a local dog shelter. They usually have times when you can play with the dogs and visit with them. They get real lonely in the shelters and welcome company.

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I’d go for it once you move in. Dogs really aren’t that hard. Depends a lot on the breed though. Do some research on what breed would fit your lifestyle. I would never get a Jack Russell for this reason. I’m not active enough. My Maltese poodle is a good lap dog that doesn’t take much effort. Though her haircuts are expensive. My next dog if I get one will be a mut chihuahua mix. I prefer muts.

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One thing to bear in mind is the financial cost of caring for a pet. It can really add up, especially with the high cost of veterinary services.

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It sounds like you are planning ahead and taking the time to think about it. Don’t focus so much on being hurt that people say you aren’t ready. You clearly know that already. Focus instead of the reasons they give, and spend these two years working on those things. You have a good long time to make small changes that add up so you can be ready when the time comes.

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Some day I’d like to have a golden retriever, but that isn’t possible in my current circumstances.

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Yes I am aware of the grooming costs the vaccinations the insurance etc the cost of food etc there is no way I can afford all of this alone. But I’m not the only one who wants the dog. So it’s gonna be a shared responsibility and probably not 50/50.

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I didn’t know this: that the shelters allowed you to play with the dogs.

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When it comes to dogs, I simply cannot love a mutt. Especially not a black one. And the more mixed they are, the worse my feelings become. But I love almost all pure breeds. Except maybe chihuahuas and pomeranians. These are so ugly.

But when it comes to felines, I love them all. Every single one of them.

I love all deodorized ferrets as well.

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This makes no sense to me

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We had a mother and daughter pair of black mutts when I was growing up. Sofie and Kitt were thier names.

I won’t show you a picture though. Not because you don’t like them, but because this was the 80’s and we didnt have digital pictures to put on computers and phones. Probably a pic or two in an photo album somewhere.

I remember staying at my freinds and his wifes in ther spare bedroom once. They had a ferret in a cage in there. All friggen night he pulled on the cage trying to get out. Over and over , all night making this banging noise. I did not get much sleep.

I dont know if he was the dumbest animal in the world, trying the same thing over and over for hours, or the most persistant.

I also don’t know if he was deoderized, so I dont know if you would have liked him or not.

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@CoCo I spoke too soon. I fell in love with my sister’s black and brown (mostly black), boxer/bulldog mix just last night. Her name is Lucy and she’s precious.

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Awesome @SkinnyMe !!!

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