Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
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Teresita, I really think it depends on the temperment of the dogs. Some dogs are more laid back then others even in our Havs. My guys all play hard and love to play several times a day with each other and then alone. Yogi is my youngest he is about 3 now, We got Misty a little over a year ago she is now 4, My Lhasa Boo Boo is 14.5 and loves to play and hard if we let him. When we brought home Yogi he was about 7 months and Boo Boo was 12 and we had a 9 yr old Tzu, we were very concerned that the old guys would be bothered, Boo Boo who had always enjoyed playing too rough with the Tzu perked up and was game to play with the puppy even the Tzu would play (not as much he had a very bad heart problem). After Boo Boo had the disc problem and our Tzu had passed away we thought we would get a puppy, but decided we needed a calmer bit older Hav to calm Yogi down, well Misty is calm....she is also a demon for play. I really believe it is the personality.
Since you are planning to get your pet from a rescue that fosters ask about the personality of the dog you are looking at, be up front about what kind of dog will fit in your household. Some of the foster parents can email you video of the dog playing or interacting with other dogs in their household. Do have an open mind about rescueing an older pet.
Robbie, Boo Boo, Yogi, and Misty's human.
Poohkey miss you, monkey.