- he's a 55 lbs. hound/shepherd/mutt that we found at a local shelter back in January. He's pretty chill, except for a love of hunting bunnies that go across his back yard.
Hendricks needs a friend - how do we start approaching this, and how do we find him a friend that will work for him and us?
I've never been an animal person, and my wife always grew up with two dogs in her house. Back in January, once she started being able to telework at least four days a week, she talked me into getting a dog. Well, wouldn't you know, I love that little jerk.
is a two and a bit year old hound mix that we found at a local shelter. While it's been taking some getting used to, I've really loved having him around. We're realizing, though, that we think he'd be happier with a friend, especially when my wife and I are busy and unable to rough and tumble with him quiet as much as he'd like.
I've heard lots of things about this, and I figured the HiveMind would be a great place to get more opinions. Some have suggested a younger, female dog so that he'll still feel "in charge." Some people say we have to take him to the shelter with us so that he can meet his new friends. Some say none of that really matters and that it's sort of a complete craps shoot.
What do we need to know? What's worked for you, and what would you have done differently?
I've scoured the archives, and I've found some good advice, but I'll take whatever I can get. I'm still new to this whole animal lover thing, so I feel like I need guidance.