Hello everyone. We are in the process of getting ready to adopt. We lost our little boy last October and it's been hard but we had the pleasure of his company for 17years so are grateful for that. We have holidays planned soon so the timing to adopt needs to be right for us all. My question is this. We are keen on giving a forever home to 2 staffies, and female if possible. How feasible is it to adopt a pair together? Thanks in advance for your reply. ?
It's lovely to hear that you're planning to give a home to two staffies - they're the most wonderful dogs and get such an unwarranted bad press - nice one you!
As far as adopting two dogs is concerned - I haven't actually adopted two at exactly the same time but did adopt a second within a pretty short time after the first and we actually found it easier. I think we had fewer issues with either dog being territorial or with any potential separation anxiety. To me it makes a lot of sense to adopt two at the same time, as they adapt together and, I suspect, probably form a pack-bond more quickly as a result.
There is a feeling that it's sometimes easier to adopt a male and female together but, to be honest, I've done both and they've all ultimately been joys.
CDH would be able to give you good advice - as would Susie (Friends of the Dogs Wales) who is an absolute whizz when it comes to matching dogs up and dealing with any potential sticky points. She, like the CDH staff, knows all the dogs at CDH very well and could be an amazing help.
Good Luck and keep us posted - I think you're doing a brilliant thing
Have you seen the latest post on Kelston? It really is no surprise as Kelston is an incredible soul - very gentle and kind.
I know you planned to adopt two female staffies - but it would really be worth considering Kelston along with one of the females in CDH. He is great with other dogs and will make an amazing companion - both for you and your other dog.