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|08-05-2015, 03:45 PM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Portland Maine
A brother for Mags?
A second yorkie - not a puppy, but another older rescue. We got Mags a yr ago, she was a mill rescue. This would be the same. But a male. Pros to adding a second. Cons. Any advice?
The costs will be ok, and my husband and I both work from home so time is ok too.
I wonder if I will love another as much as mags. She is so attached to me and is my WORLD. But I would love for her to have a playmate. And I would love to save another fur baby.
He would be about half her size and older, I am thinking this would be less threatening to her pack status.
Corey Anne, mommy to sweet Maggie May.
|08-05-2015, 04:53 PM||#2|
♥ Maximo and Teddy
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
Max had an "only child" personality, but adding a second worked out great for us. Teddy was 8 months old when we brought him home.
Cons: short-term adjustment minor issues between the boys. You may luck out and skip that all together.
It's harder to wrangle 2 Yorkies than 1 when going places. Twice as much grooming, vet bills.
Pros: Twice as much love! Twice the fun!
My boys do not self-entertain, so adding a second did not mean they kept each other busy. But they do love the company of one another.
Best wishes in making your decision!
Kristin, Max and Teddy
|08-05-2015, 07:49 PM||#3|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: E.Stroudsburg, Pa.
My first yorkie was 3 yo when I bought home a sister for her, then 3 years later I bought home another baby girl, n ow I had a pack of 3.
Cons:: like maximo stated It may take Max time to adjust to a new kid, lassoing them for walks, if you take them with you for visits you have 2 to pack for, double in vet bills, food, treats.
Pros::::entertainment, much laughter, twice the yorkie kisses, they keep each other company. I say go for it.
When I had one and bought the 2nd baby home the older one stayed on the sofa, away from baby jaws, after several weeks the older one came off her perch and started to interact with the not so new lil fluff ball. Now I had a 2
age 6 yo and 3 yo and bought home baby # 3. two older dogs on the sofa, away from the pouncing, nipping fluff ball, again, a few weeks went by and the two older one accepted the new kid. I never found it hard caring for 2 or 3. I was like you, I loved my first one so much, I worked all day and wanted a playmate for her, I got the 2nd one more for company for my first girl, I didn't know I could love both equally, when I got # 3 I got her for ME, I loved all 3 equally, I will say #3 the baby was everyone's favorite, she was such a little clown, full of personality, and the BOSS, the two older ones babied her, cleaned her face everyday lol. Two is so much fun, my pack of 3 females never fraught, or even growled at each other, on the sofa the each had their spot to sit, bed the same thing and in the car as well. For me, 2 or 3 dogs there were more pros then cons.
Joan, mom to Cody RIP Matese Schnae Kajon Kia forever in my A House Is Not A Home Without A Dog
|08-05-2015, 08:11 PM||#4|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northern VA
Totally agree. Especially about "self entertain" part. But they do acknowledge each other as being a pack.
Overall, I don't regret adding Zoey to our family.