Hello everyone. I am new here and am from New York City. I just secured a new, better paying, job and have gotten a larger apartment. My new building allows pets and I've finally made the decision. I'm definately going to get a dog! I know I want to adopt one from a shelter or rescue group, but am having a hard time deciding on a breed. I need a dog that will be fine living in an apartment. I've made a list of the breeds I've been considering, please give me some feedback. Thanks.
Holy smokes that is a long list. I'd go to the shelter and see what you find there. You may or may not find the breed you are looking for there. Most of the breeds you have chosen are very active dogs, expecially the terriers...do you have a dog pack near by so that he/she will be able to run off the engery? Make sure you crate train, so that you don't have any destructive behavior while you are gone at work. Do you have some one to look after the pup while you are at work?
Good luck in your search and let us know what you wind up with....
I went to the shelter today to look at dogs. I was terribly overwhelmed when I got there. They had a total of 225 dogs! There was a beautiful purebred Dalmatian named Lucky. She's 12 years old and her owner just dumped her at the shelter. I feel so sorry for her. I really like her. She is a sweet dog and very calm too. Being older she wont be as entergetic and would probably do well in an apartment. What do you think? I did take her out into the yard for a little while. She enjoyed running around the yard. For an old lady she sure is spry. Lucky loved to lick me, be petted, and to cuddle. When the animal control officer came back to get her she barked at her and didn't want to go! She is so beautiful too and looks good for her age. The poor girl did begin to shiver in the cold so I took her back inside. So, what do you guys think? Should I get her?
I'm sorry I don't know too much about dalmations. I think they're pretty dogs. I'm happy you're thinking about giving an older dog a home. I'd like to adopt an older one some day (can't have more pets than I have in my condo)
Hopefully someone else can come back with more information
Were you at the NYCACC? If that's where you found her I think I may have seen her on their website the other day. I know there was an older dalmation. If it was the city shelter, be quick to let them know if you want her because they unfortunately have to euthanize a lot of them.
It was the city shelter. Her time is running out. I was recently notified that she is on the "death row" list. She's been there three months. I think I will go down and adopt her tomorow. I really like her and she is such a sweetheart. I feel so sorry for her. I really think she has at least a few good years left in her.
I really wish I had a picture of Lucky for everyone to see. She medium large sized and very athletic looking. I love her short coat as I'm not really to keen on having to do a lot of grooming. She's very polite and never jumped up on me. And, like I said before, she's very spry for an old lady.
thats wonderful. it really doesnt matter the size of the dog. if the bond is there, both of you can have a really good relationship. not only will you be saving a life, but you will also be making a friend. it sounds like you have found the one for you and she also felt a bond with you. good luck. hope to see some pics of your new friend.
Out here in CA there is a dog also named Lucky that is a pitbull mix. She is a KAtrina survivor (hense the nasme Lucky) and was flown in from LA last year. She has been at the shelter a year and her time is runing out as well. They did some TV promos for her. She ain't pretty and has difficulty with other dogs, but has had such a difficult year.
What I love about your post is your concern and connection with Lucky. Most people don't want an older dog...you seem to be so unconcerned about this. It's wonderful! You trully are rescuing this dog and allowing it to live a full life. In fact, you are giving it second life!
Emily, congrats on giving her a chance to live out her life in peace. That's a great thing. How did you find the city shelter? I've always wanted to visit but I'm sort of intimidated. How many dogs did they have? How was it set up? I'm afraid if I go in there I will have no choice but to walk out without a dog, ha. Did they have any small ones? Unfortunately my apartment complex has a 30 lb. limit...
hi i have a west highland white terrier and they are great dogs!!!! she is very sweet and does what ever i tell her to and they come any where from 14-25 pounds. if they are going to get one you will need to take her or him on a walk once or twice a day or take her to a doggy daycare so that she or he has time to burn there energy. i strongly recommend getting a westie they are so cute and funny but my puppy is having a little trouble getting potty trained but they have small blater... but if you look at your local shelters you may find one and if you can not go to www.petfinder.com and you will find one there. good luck!!!!