When it comes to long lived pets there are two sides of me: an emotional side and a practical side, and they don’t really agree. But I’m a believer in making logical decisions, as that will ensure the happiness of you, and any future pet, in the long run. So, here’s the practicality of a long lived pet and what you should consider before making the commitment.
If you’ve been here before, you’ve probably heard about Max. He’s our three year old Rhodesian Mastiff (At least that’s what I call him. He’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback, Bullmastiff mix). We adopted him from the shelter at the end of June, which means it’s been exactly four months since he came home. Getting him comfortable took some time; it wasn’t an immediate success and there’s still a lot of work to do, but I am so thankful to have him
Getting a new pet is one of the most exciting things that can happen in your home, but choosing the perfect animal can be one of the hardest decisions? Do you choose a dog or a cat? Or maybe something really low maintenance, like a goldfish? Or perhaps something totally different, like a pig? There are lots of things to consider, and every family is different, but hopefully I can help you narrow down your search.
So my family recently adopted a new dog. It has been years since I’ve had a dog of my own, and I am so excited! Max is a three year old Rhodesian ridgeback / bullmastiff mix from the Orlando Pet Alliance. He has his quarks, but he is an amazing dog, and I feel so blessed to have him. With him being a shelter dog, I wanted to take a moment to talk about shelter adoptions. We have all seen the rescue pet advertisements. The bumper stickers and posters that encourage you to adopt a shelter pet instead of buying a brand new baby. But I have spoken to so many people who just aren’t sure if that’s the right thing for them. Of course, I’m not here to tell you the best choice for your family. This article is mostly for those who have considered adopting, but just aren’t sure.