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Riprory
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08-08-2017, 02:13 PM

Might not be getting a dog- help!!

So I've always loved dogs and wanted to get one, but some of the members of my family don't want to take care of one because last year we had a dog named Rory. Rory was a great dog, but she was also a special needs dog (toothless, blind, deaf, old with small dog syndrome). Since we didn't do any research beforehand, we had no idea what we were getting Into. I've been trying to convince my family that not all dogs are like that, but they don't believe me. Anything I can do or say to convince them?
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08-08-2017, 02:51 PM
Originally Posted by Riprory View Post
So I've always loved dogs and wanted to get one, but some of the members of my family don't want to take care of one because last year we had a dog named Rory. Rory was a great dog, but she was also a special needs dog (toothless, blind, deaf, old with small dog syndrome). Since we didn't do any research beforehand, we had no idea what we were getting Into. I've been trying to convince my family that not all dogs are like that, but they don't believe me. Anything I can do or say to convince them?
I'm an old fellow in my seventies and now more or less retired. We got our dog because he gets me out walking - lots - and that has been good for my health too. You sound like you may be at the other end of the age spectrum. But there's much more than the walking. He is good company and we meet and greet other dogs and their owners. So, it's a social thing too.

He also looks after us. If another dog or person gets too close to my dear wife or I, he wards them off. He alerts me when he hears anyone approach our front door and he is always right there with me when I answer it. etc.

But, and there had to be a but. You need to be prepared to make the commitment in time and resources to give the dog the care and exercise he needs.
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