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Why is this such a hard decision?

Posted by on May. 15, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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Someone we know is giving away a full blooded with papers English mastiff. It is 2 years old. I have always wanted a mastiff. I could never justify the cost of what they are as puppies. We have 2 mutts and 1 cat. We do have a very large yard and home so I guess it is not about space, I just don't know whether to bring this new dog into our family. I mean I always said we have the perfect number of animals. I also never wanted to adopt a dog that wasn't a puppy due to train ability. But the plus side is this dog is housebroken. He is only 110lbs too which is a bit small for his breed. My husband is on board either way and financially we can do it to so it comes down to me.
by on May. 15, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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Tannaris
by Gold Member on May. 15, 2013 at 5:45 PM
Housebroken, can afford it, have the space, dream dog.

Yeah, I'd jump on that in a heartbeat.

ETA: If it gets along with everybody that is.
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JacksMom1221
by on May. 15, 2013 at 5:45 PM
If you don't want him I do!
Tipsen
by Bronze Member on May. 15, 2013 at 5:49 PM
Well the person giving him away said if it don't work out for whatever reason (biggest fear my male dog and him don't get along) she will take him back


Quoting Tannaris:

Housebroken, can afford it, have the space, dream dog.

Yeah, I'd jump on that in a heartbeat.



ETA: If it gets along with everybody that is.

RADmomma
by on May. 15, 2013 at 5:58 PM
Good luck!!
Tannaris
by Gold Member on May. 15, 2013 at 6:03 PM
Honestly, I would give it a shot. If it doesn't work out you have the option to send it back and obviously the person letting her go cares about the dog or they wouldn't offer that. They would say your problem now.

Quoting Tipsen:

Well the person giving him away said if it don't work out for whatever reason (biggest fear my male dog and him don't get along) she will take him back




Quoting Tannaris:

Housebroken, can afford it, have the space, dream dog.

Yeah, I'd jump on that in a heartbeat.





ETA: If it gets along with everybody that is.

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Andylund
by Member on May. 15, 2013 at 6:05 PM
I would so get him :) do it :)
AimSnapHolz
by on May. 15, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Then why not give it a try? Try introducing the dogs to one another outside the home, in a neutral spot like the park or something. If that works out, try bringing them back into your home at the same time. Don't just bring a new dog into the house unless it's a puppy - any dog would get territorial.


Quoting Tipsen:

Well the person giving him away said if it don't work out for whatever reason (biggest fear my male dog and him don't get along) she will take him back


Quoting Tannaris:

Housebroken, can afford it, have the space, dream dog.

Yeah, I'd jump on that in a heartbeat.



ETA: If it gets along with everybody that is.



kansasmom1978
by on May. 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM

My son wants his next service dog to be an English Mastiff. Sounds perfect, free and housetrained.


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