My hubby as well as I made the commitment to get a weimaraner puppy.
The puppy is not even born yet, which provides us a couple of months to prepare.
If all goes well, we will bring a puppy house in mid-April just in time for my 33rd birthday.
This has been a extremely cautious decision.
I’ve been working with this breeder considering that May, emailing back as well as forth. We’ve been on a waiting listing considering that then, as well as she screens her purchasers closely. I had to show her I’m genuinely an active person as well as will be active with the pet dog (we live in a 2nd-floor, 2-bedroom apartment).
We thought about adopting a pet dog with a regional rescue. We looked at other breeders as well as likewise seriously thought about getting a Belgian malinois from an old friend.
None of these other choices felt rather right, although we were extremely available to all possibilities.
We kept coming back to these weims.
Adding one more pet dog to our household is a extremely crucial decision, one I’ve spent hours as well as hours (years) believing about.
There will be some challenges. trying to potty train a puppy on a 2nd floor apartment or condo will be one. taking care of two dogs a decade apart in age will be another. Both dogs will requirement me extremely much in the coming months, for different reasons. My patience as well as anxiety levels will be checked greatly.
But the decision feels right.
I understand the concern will come up, why didn’t you ‘rescue’?
Why get when there are so lots of dogs in need?
I expected I may feel guilty for our decision, however I don’t.
I am extremely pleased of the work I make with rescue dogs, as well as I will continue that work.
What it comes down to is we are getting the pet dog we want – an athletic pet dog to be my running, hiking as well as agility buddy.
This puppy will be increased while Ace is ideally still around, which is crucial to me. We are getting our pet dog responsibly as well as will supply a great home.
This does not indicate a shelter pet dog would’ve been a bad choice. All three of my present family pets are “hand me downs” as well as there are countless shelter as well as rescue dogs that may be a great in shape for our bit family. This puppy is likewise a great fit.
I will continue to work with great breeders as well as great rescues throughout my life with dogs.
It feels great to have made our decision as well as to have a long time to plan as well as prepare.
We’re in for a wild ride.
Do any type of of you have plans to add a new pet to your household this year?
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