I find myself more and more wanting another dog, and was just looking for a little input.
We've only had Charlie for 5 months (he's 7 1/2 months old), so part of me thinks it's too soon but he really loves other dogs so I thought it would be nice to get him (and the family) another companion. He plays with the neighbor dogs and go to the dog park at least twice a week and have started doing agility but I still find myself looking on petfinder almost daily.
I completely understand it would be more work, more money, etc. I would prefer an adult dog to a puppy so I would probably try to go the rescue route. But I have allergies to certain dogs more than others, so I would obviously have to meet with the dog on a few occasions, and with Charlie, to make sure my allergies are okay and that the new dog and Charlie get along. I'm also not a big fan of shedding (Charlie doesn't shed) so that's another set back. And we're thinking female so they would possibly get along better (although he seems to play fine with males too). Charlie barks a lot (at people and dogs) on walks and tends to be a little leash reactive, so if we can find a dog that is more "stable" I thought it might help him in that aspect too. We have taken walks in the neighborhood with another dog and he did much better in a more "pack" like setting.
Anyways, I'm just sort of tossing around the idea and wondered what you guys thought and what things I'm forgetting. I would definitely take the time to find a good fit and not just rush into things, if it is something we decide to do.