I'm just wondering if there is a breed that would be more tolerant of our lifestyle, or if we should throw out the idea of getting pets.
1. Hubby and I work full-time, which means nobody's in/around the house for 10 hours/day.
2. Our daughter is 1, and we have no other pets.
3. We have a large fenced-in area with a shed outside. I'd want our buddy out there during the day when we're not home.
4. I'm okay with letting the dog in the basement when weather is bad, but I'm absolutely against having animals in the main living area of the home.
5. We don't have time for grooming every day...so a big shedder or a high-maintenance dog would not be happy with us.
6. We'd need a dog that's easily trained...when to bark, when to stay quiet, etc.
7. Size doesn't really matter, but no extremes...something between 15-100 lbs would be fine.
Answer by Nunyabiznes at 10:00 AM on Feb. 19, 2009
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Answer by bookay at 9:03 AM on Feb. 19, 2009
Having a pet especially a dog, it will take alot of responsibility so if you have time go for it.
I would rather wait in my opinion, your child is very young and you already have a handful with her so it is up to you.
Why don't you pretend to have a pet at first and go from there. GL Don't rush it.
Answer by Butterfly1108 at 9:04 AM on Feb. 19, 2009
I'm also not sure why you would want a dog that stays in your basement and/or outside 24/7. Dogs are pack animals and should be a part of the family, they should not be confined to the basement/outside.
Get a cat, they are content to be left alone for that long of a time. Other pet options for you and your families lifestyle: Fish, Caged Animal (rat, hamster, gerbil, ferret), Bird . . . .
Answer by bookay at 9:04 AM on Feb. 19, 2009