Hi guys, I have a bit of a dillemma. We got a kitty a few months ago and it appears he has run away Its beena about a week and he hasn't come back like he usually does. His tag had come off earlier, so there is no way for someone to find us. I plan on calling some shelters tomorrow to see if he has turned up, but I don't expect him to come back.
Since the cat has been gone, our dog has been really depressed. They were best buddies and spent all day playing together. He is noticibly lonely and we feel bad seeing him like this.
We don't really have time for another dog because we are so busy, but he really needs a companion. We have been talking about getting another dog. Our dog Lincoln is a huge dog, but he is so good natured and gentle. Now that we have had a cat, we know we can have a smaller dog and that Lincoln won't try to eat it.
So to get to the point: I need suggestions on what kind of dog we should get. Its going to be indoors, so I want something that won't shed a lot. We also want something that won't be yippie or too high strung. We plan on getting a puppy to make sure he will get along with our dog and so that we can kennel train them. I am leaning towards a miniature schnauzer and my husband wants a toy poodle. Size wize, I would like something no bigger than 25 pounds, but preferrable something that could be carried. We don't want to spend a ton of money and will probably look at the shelters, but does anyone have suggestions as to a good breed?
(wow, that was a long post!)