advice on separating dogs

topic posted Sun, July 23, 2006 - 5:03 PM by  francesca
So, my husband and I have had two dogs (Paloma & People) for the past 4 and a half years. We've had them since they were both less than a year old. The dogs aren't "related," but have grown up together.

I just got a great job, but unfortunately it's halfway across the country from my husband. We have been talking about what to do about the dogs. I feel like I will be so lonely that I will really need a dog with me. I don't have room in my new place for two dogs, so I don't think I can really bring them both. Plus, my husband will need a canine companion too,

What are your thoughts on separating the two dogs? They are both high-energy lab mixes and get along very well together.

Thanks for any advice!
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  • Re: advice on separating dogs

    Sun, July 23, 2006 - 6:09 PM
    Is your hubby eventually joining you at your new location, or are you two going to do a commuter marriage? I'd leave the dogs together, so they can keep each other company during the day.

    My 2 cents
    • Re: advice on separating dogs

      Mon, July 24, 2006 - 8:05 AM
      Thanks, Linda. I'm also leaning towards keeping them together, even though it means being by myself :(

      For now it unfortunately looks like a commuter marriage for us for the next year. After that, we'll be back together again.
      • Re: advice on separating dogs

        Mon, July 24, 2006 - 8:25 AM

        Yeah, I hate to say it, because I know how lonely I am when I don't have my dog with me, but I, too, think the dogs should stay together.

        Perhaps you could foster a doggie or two while you have to live away? (Not at the same time, that is. ) It's just a thought.

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