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ValkyrieWolf
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posted July 16, 2004 07:29 PM      Profile for ValkyrieWolf         
My dog Furbee badly needs to be kept with another dog or else she gets waaaaaaaaaaay over dominant and snippy with other dogs. My late greyhound, Love, who was just as sweet as her name implies, was perfect with Furbee. To my surprise, Furbee even missed her when she was gone--so much so that she even stopped eating much for a while, TOTALLY out of character for her. I remember how she sniffed and sniffed at Love's collar when I showed it to her a few days later. [Frown] [Frown]
Anyway, my point is, I'm looking for another dog in order to help keep Fuzzbutt (Furbee) in her place like Love did.
Looking for something Furbee's size (approx. 16 in. shoulder height, give or take), preferably short-haired. Above all, it needs a sweet, tolerant, non-dominant disposition. If there's a breed that might fit this description, I would love to know about it. If you know of an actual dog that might be up for adoption, even better.

Anyway, if you find anything, let me know!!!

Thanks.

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posted July 16, 2004 07:34 PM      Profile for DaxAriel's toy         
A breed may not be the best way to recommend. I would go to your local animal shelter with your dog and let her/him pick a companion. You will see by watching their body langueage whether they like each other or not.

You'd be surprised as it might be the most unlikely dog that will become your new best friend. Plus you have the added benefit of rescueing a needy dog.

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posted July 16, 2004 08:06 PM      Profile for sambucca/whiskey         
which state are you in, have you considered another greyhound rescue?
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posted July 17, 2004 08:21 AM      Profile for ValkyrieWolf         
Greyhound rescue wouldn't really work, as I am presently looking for a smaller dog if possible. Also, greyhounds, although wonderful dogs, have a lot of health complications that can be rather hard to deal with because of how little fat they have in comparison to other dogs. They also have problems with skin tears because of how thin their skin is, and vets hate to deal with them because of such complications and how delicate they are. Also, it can be over $300 just to adopt one in the first place. As a result, they can be a rather "high-budget dog." I don't mean that a good pet wouldn't be worth it, but I just don't think that another greyhound would be a very good choice at this point in time. If anything, I would probably be looking into fostering greyhounds. The only problem with that is that you just start getting really attached to one and then you have to give it up, which can be tough.

Taking Furbee into the pound to pick out a new dog might work... Generally speaking, however, she doesn't usually take very kindly to any dog at first. It even took Love quite a while to grow on her.

However, I have an Aunt down in Ohio (I'm from Michigan) who works as a vet (a really, really, good one too!!!) in an animal shelter. She was the one who helped us find Furbee in the first place. I might be able to ask her to keep an eye out for another good dog. She takes home any good candidate that really catches her eye in order to reserve it as well as keep it from being down so that I when I come down to Ohio to visit, I might also be able to meet the dog. Perhaps I can bring Furbee down to meet it as well.

[ July 17, 2004, 08:28 AM: Message edited by: ValkyrieWolf ]

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posted July 17, 2004 08:48 AM      Profile for Lottie   Author's Homepage         
Hi
early this april we lost one of our dogs GEMMA she was the sweetest labrador ever and tolerated our yorkie heidi who like your dog dosent get on with other dogs straight away and we were also suprised when after Gemmas death she whent frantic and whent off her food and kept smelling the rug we had taken Gemma to the vets in before she died. Then we whent to a rescue and asked for a dog who would tolerate her and we got a springer spaniel called Max he is 8 months old know and we got him when he was 5 months old hes very lively but hes a big softy and when my little dog gets in strops with him he just ignores her!Which is great and other times they just play togther happily and HEIDI IS HAPPY AGAIN! My advice is to go to a non specific breed shelter with your dog and ask for a dog thats a bit soft and will tolerate your dog in the begining and soon your dog will be happy again belive me our lab was 10 when she died and we had her since a pup and it gets easier once you get another dog for both yourself and your other dog.
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posted July 17, 2004 10:16 AM      Profile for peptodog         
Do you want alot of energy or a laid back dog?

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posted July 17, 2004 03:44 PM      Profile for ValkyrieWolf         
Laid back, if possible. I have yet to find a liking for dogs with enough energy to power a small New Hampshire town.

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posted July 17, 2004 04:25 PM      Profile for Elite         
Boston terrier, Whippet, Miniature bull terrier, pharoah hound, shiba inu, bulldog, basset hound.
I think the boston terrier or the bulldog fit what you want most, though. You really should have her pick out her own friend, though.
Good luck!

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