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Old 05-27-2015, 04:00 PM   #5
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Welcome Desdemona, great to have you join us and big kudos to you for going the adoption route. Many shelters have bonded pairs that they pray will be adopted together and very often these dogs have had training which will make their adaption to your home easier. Though it may seem a bit early for you, I would still contact your local shelter(s) and rescues and inform them of your desire to give a home to two dogs. Homes for bonded pairs tend to be harder to find as most people are looking to adopt a single dog... it is very likely you will be the answer to a shelter or rescue's prayers and they will jump at the chance to work with you. As well, with bonded pairs, the worry about them getting along is not a factor. Though it was contrary to conventional wisdom, I had two dogs of the same sex (females) that got along just great and your adoption counselor would be in the best position to advise you on the dogs personalities. You might also consider asking a trainer to accompany you to help in your selection. I think it's fantastic that you are doing so much "pre-work" to give your potential new family members the best chance for success and that there are going to be two very lucky and very happy dogs when you are ready :-)
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