We've been planning about getting a dog for some time now. We're both in our 40's, own the house, and have just finished all the messy renovations. We've also got 2 cats, so were mulling over the puppy/dog situation.
We both work, but there's some stables nearby, where people can drop their dog off for the day - so he/she would get a lot of exercise, meet other dogs, meet other people etc
Trouble is, one of our cats (10) is fine with pretty much everything. But the other one is pretty much a nervous wreck, so we'd be worried he'd just leave the house.
We've gone through various breeds. We don't want a rat, and we don't want something absolutely massive. We were thinking of a collie cross, or maybe a greyhound/lurcher (Sister has a lurcher and I know it quite well - it's exercise requirements, how long you can leave it alone for etc)
So even though we've gone through quite a lot of the prep, we're still some way off getting one
What kinds of choices / issues are there, when you have cats at 10 + 11 and then introduce a dog into the mix?
Edit - Mowgli - really sorry to hear about your pup - how is it getting along now?
Edited by quadfather at 15:03:19 10-11-2012