Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
We are virtually in the same boat so I really know what you mean. I was thinking of your road trip the other day. I don't know that I would have dared it.
Its such a great question. My husband and I are in our sixties ...active, and still working. We are doodle-parent wannabe's. We have been wanting to get a dog for several years and just bought a house that was the former home to two sheepdogs...and has a private dog yard, a grooming area with a huge sink and a dog gate in the main house An omen that the time is NOW. We like doodles because of our grandchildren : 3 boys under 6.
It seems we coming to a choice of 'two dogs' or 'no dog' ... frankly, a heart breaking choice. We want to give our new family member the care it needs and deserves and at the same time, we want to be age-appropriate regarding our abilities and recognized changes that may come to our lifestyle. One dog means work, but two dogs might be too much. With our working, we thinking one dog home alone might not be fair to the dog..... AND, we want a doodles because they seem to be a great fit for the grandchildren, but they are incredibly expensive. Is this a fad (regarding pricing) that will go away. $5000 for two dogs is incredible. Reminds me of the tulip mania in holland.(that I read about -- I'm not that old LOL )
I appreciate the insights regarding smaller dogs....had not thought about that.
A friend of mine just told me that she is getting a new puppy mid June and she is 80 years old, a wodow and in good health. Go for it!
Where do you go for Doggie Camp. that sounds like a great idea. i am 74 and in good health. we walk 2-3 miles everyday and do a 5K run (we really just walk fast. and i do have 2 doodles, but they are close to 70 lbs