How many dogs do you own?

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    tajnz Well-Known Member

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    Throughout my lifetime I've only ever had 1-2 dogs at a time. One reason being that I live in the suburbs and after a long day I don't have the energy it must take to manage 3 or more dogs. Plus I love being able to give all my mets individual attention.

    I must say I loved owning two dogs as they were really close and kept each other company when I wasn't home.:)
     
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    The most number of dogs I had at a time in my life is 3. Sad that two of them had died (2010 and 2011).
    We just had a new puppy this week which is given by someone we know and so we now have 2 dogs. But it seems that we have 3 since the dog of the tenant in the compound seems to also live with us as he always comes in our place to play with our dogs and dine with them.;)
     
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    Only one. We've rarely had more than one dog at a time, although we may end up with several cats at any given point. Dogs take a lot more attention and care, though, and it's just better for us to only stick with one, I think.
     
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    We only have one dog. We got him from a family friend that passed away.
    I had a dog for years that lived with my dad (he was still mine though). He just got put down due to health a couple weeks ago.
     
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    There was a time that I thought it would be great to have two or three dogs. I suppose there would be advantages. They'd tire each other out, for instance.

    But, I am a one dog person. One dog keeps me busy enough. Worrying about one dog is enough, too. I'd hate to have to worry about two getting sick or injured.

    We have always only had one dog at a time. For me, it's enough.
     
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    Hi there, sorry about your loss. It's never easy losing a loved one human or animal. I also lost my childhood dogs to old age and disease. Hopefully you'll hang on to all the good memories. Plus you can make new memories with the dog you have left. :)
     
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    Owning two dogs has its problems.Two means a pack of dogs. They can get up to mischief, maybe they decide to go off on a walk without telling you.:rolleyes:
    I've had two dogs a couple of times and they were a pack and would sometimes decide to kill wildlife around my home. As much as you try they can be sneaky and naughty.
    Mishka is a part of our family and we are the pack for her.:)
     
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    I have 5. Two are truly my own while 3 of them we decided to adopt because one decided to welcome himself into our family while my mom was on vacation and the 2 others were our neighbors' pets whom they are no longer able to feed due to poverty.

    At first it drove me crazy given that I have to spend on vet bills and dog food but then they just grow on you. Two living indoors while the other three roam free outdoors (with boundaries, of course). They are still considered a single pack unit and I have to admit that the can drive me crazy sometimes.

    It can be tiring having to schedule walks, play time, and indoor potty but since I did take it into myself to take care of all of them, I just have to do what I do.
     
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    I only have one dog and he is my first dog, I never had a dog before. I don't think if he'd like to have a brother or a sister. He is too jealous, ha always wants to have all my attention. And for me having even only one dog is a challenge:p
     
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    I only have one day. I can't imagine trying to cope with anymore! I know someone who made the mistake of getting two puppies from the same pack and they just became uncontrollable. My dog isn't a huge fan of other dogs either.. it's a jealousy thing.
     
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    I keep two. A bull mastiff, and a dorset bulldog. I'd love more, but I need a FARM or something. I would love to have a farm, just to keep lots of dogs.
     
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    I have two adorable pooches. A father and a son. When my daughter lived with us, we had three, her dog which is the mother of one of our dogs. Whenever she visits she brings her around and were back to three friendly pets. It's wonderful to see them enter act with one another. It's a family reunion of sorts.
     
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    My home canine population changes from time to time. Sometimes I may have as many as ten. This is because I also take in strays. Usually puppies. Then I give them away when someone wants them.
     
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    I have two dogs, and this seems to be relatively the norm at my house. To either have one or two dogs. There was one time though when my parents actually had three dogs at one time. I remember there was one time where my family actually had no dog for a few months which seem so odd to me because for as long as I could remember we had at least one dog in our home. Fortunately shortly thereafter we got Rocky whom we had for sixteen years. After him and his companion Buddy I both died it didn't take very long to get a new dog to help fill that void. For my family having a dog is like the norm and not having one is like something important is missing.
     
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    We've had a total of 4 dogs in my family to date. We had a white poodle mix back in the early 80's but we had to give her up because she was too wild. A friend of my father's had a lot of acres of fenced in land, so he adopted her off of us and let her run around all day. Then throughout the mid to late 90's we adopted 3 more dogs, and had them all up until 2009. They each passed on within a month or so of each other. The oldest and biggest was a coonhound mix that I got from the pound. Our second one we adopted from a bad home after she got hit with a car and they didn't want to take care of her, she was a terrier mix. The last one we took in was a beagle who followed us home one winter a few days before Christmas. I still really miss them.
     
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    I have two female Yorkshire Terriers Mara and Coco. I had Coco first and got Mara to keep her company so she wouldn't be bored or lonely. Now I like Mara the best. i names her after my favorite artist of all time Mario.
     
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    I have one male Pomeranian that I own, but I help look after two Black Labs, a Golden Retriever, a Bichon, a mix, and a couple of Basset Hounds. I love them all and of course treat them all as if they are my own. That makes my little Pommy upset since he's supposed to be "the only" one, but he gets used to it. Everybody gets fair treatment!
     
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