These dogs need jobs. Without a purpose they will find their own and you probably won’t like it. Mine brought home other dogs. Most of the time these were the neighbor’s dogs, but they found other homeless dogs. Fearful, starved, sick animals, like they were once. Between the two of them, she taking charge, him being a buddy, they could rehabilitate the most abused, the most neglected. We hooked up with rescue groups once we realized their special talent. They developed quite the reputation. Between my medical background and their special skill set, we saved the worst of the worst. We had found their jobs. Mine have been a joy, and a trial. They are very old now. I can spoil them shamelessly, finally. I wouldn’t trade the last 13 years for all the money in the world. With the exception of my most very tolerant husband, these dogs have been my greatest joy, my best adventure in a lifetime of adventures.
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But would I do it again? No. I’m older with bad joints. I literally could not keep up with younger ones, or even one. I barely kept up with this pair, if I ever really did. They demand darn near all of your time. There are no days off. Few vacations. You can’t just dump these dogs at a kennel for a week. Even house sitters for my very old dogs has resulted in some pretty impressive, structural damage…and my dogs are old. If you do this, be very prepared. They are prone to anxiety, OCD, joint problems. They have no boundaries. Few limits that they recognize. They need jobs, and they need a strong, competent, experienced leader. I do home visits for a border collie rescue group . You know, they are everywhere on TV these days. I have been told how cute it would be to watch them herd the grandchildren. It wouldn’t be cute. They nip. Homes without land or fences. Families that work full time. Elderly couples looking for puppies. Insanity! They have no clue, no idea. Dozens of home visits.