Both Aaron and I would really like to find a companion for Sammie – we think she would benefit a great deal from having another dog to play with all the time. And because I like to torture myself (I want all the unwanted animals!!), I’ve been looking. That’s when I came across this beauty on Craigslist:
She’s a four year old German Shepherd/Husky/Wolf mix (so the post says) available in our area. She apparently has separation anxiety, so having another dog around would be great for her, too!
I wanted her. I showed her picture to Aaron. He thought she was beautiful as well. We talked to her owner and we talked amongst ourselves.
As much as we love her, and as much as we think Sammie would benefit from having another dog around, we’re just not sure we have the space for two big dogs and everything that comes with them. Pets are also expensive, and on our already tight budgets, we’re not sure we could handle the additional costs.
Do I still dream about Arya? Absolutely. Do I still want another dog for Sammie? You bet! Will I continue to look? Probably. But I wanted to ask those of you with multiple dogs in apartments or small houses: how do you make it work? Does it ever feel cramped? Was the decision to get another difficult for you because of that?