i am very sorry for your loss. I cannot answer whether jumping right into getting another dog is the right or wrong decision. For me, one minute in a house without a dog is one minute too long. If I were you I would sit down with your family and discuss it. And remember that no new dog will ever replace your old one.
I know how you feel, I just recently went through this with my dog too. That said, I would recommend waiting for a bit. Like others have said, I'd give it a couple of months or so. Then you need to sit down and have a discussion with the rest of your family and make sure you're all on the same page. Once you have all decided you're ready to add another member to your family, then you should go ahead with the dog search. Your old dog is with you in spirit and always will be.
I am so sorry for your loss! Having to put a pet to sleep is one of the hardest things that must eventually be done for your pet when medicines etc are no longer helping and the pet is suffering.
When is it right to get another pet? When ever you and your family feel ready. There are no right or wrong answers here. I prefer to have at least 2 dogs at the same time so they can be companions. It also makes it easier for me to wait as I still have a pet in my home. That is just me though. Scout is right, a new dog will NEVER replace the one you lost.
aw if you think that might help ease your mind then get a other dog no matter how long you wait it will still hurt i lost my baby in Dec. he was only 1 year old but i still have my husky and she has really took away some pain
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Beamer My heart aches for you. I have a friend who recently had to put down her 8 year old, large dog. Her hubby contacted a breeded and within 2 weeks she had another.
It totally depends, me, I am like some of the others, one minute dogless is one minute too long. Perhaps your daughter would be happy with a pup, SHE trains? Let her be part of the decision, keep in mind size, health concerns, etc. and if you have a place that picks up strays, unwanted pups etc. visit them first. I have a Mutt (mixed breed) and love him to death. Have had purebreeds and its a toss up. Use your heart as your guide and remind your daughter that when she gets to Heaven, (whatever you believe in) everything she needs to make her happy will be there.
My heart goes out to you and her, let us know your decision. I'm rooting for you Mom
We had to put our Maddie down back in September, last year and it was more difficult than I imagined it would be. We're getting prepared to go through it again with our English Bully and I know it's not going to be any easier.
I have a customer who has waited almost 5 years before getting a new dog and I had a customer from my last litter who adopted within 3 days. It just depends on how you feel and what you and your family want to do. Time and space is a good thing, but sometimes filling the void works wonders.
Best of luck!
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