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We went to get dog food last night. Our local ARL has a branch there. Of course, I always look at the animals. Last night all four of us went, which never ever happens.<br><br>
We rounded the corner and there sat a precious pug (Mollie). All of our hearts stopped. She already has a potential adopter. The kids and I took one of our dogs back for a meet and greet today. If her other adoption falls through, we will take both of ours out and see how it goes.<br><br>
She is about 6 months older than our pug (she just turned 5). Our lab is 7.<br><br>
I know that we would provide an amazing life for her. I do like puppies for training purposes, but pugs are available so seldomly at the ARL. Something about her just pulled all of my heart strings. She is overweight, and will need lots of TLC.<br><br>
Darn my soft heart!!
 

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At three dogs, a pack dynamic starts to emerge, which I personally like, find interesting, and think is good for the dogs. IME, four is even better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I was talking about the pack mentality with the kids. I love it too. Then I think maybe I'm crazy for even thinking about it.
 

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Dogs do really well in groups. I consider 2 to be a minimum, and 3-4 is better!<br><br>
I caution you to look at your life, and think of emergency situations. A lot of city ordinances limit you to two dogs. Most apartments and rental homes have a two dog limit. If you are in a situation where you're sure you won't be moving, and you have family you could live with temporarily in something happened to your home, then I'd say go for it!<br><br>
I worked at an animal shelter for years... I saw the two dog limit thing a lot.
 

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At three dogs, a pack dynamic starts to emerge, which I personally like, find interesting, and think is good for the dogs. IME, four is even better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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Or five or six, provided everyone gets along. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
I can watch dogs interact for hours and not get bored.
 

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We did it and Miss Mollie is going to be the perfect fit. We do own our house and the city ordinance is 3. That means we are at capacity. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
We took Ashley and Tucker out and had a fantastic dog introduction. She is obviously overweight, but came home and had a wonderful run in our huge back yard. I think she was crated a lot by her previous owner. She will enjoy her freedom here and it will also do her some good to have more regular exercise. She even is fairly obedient at this point. Responds Well to her name. If you know anything about pugs, they are notoriously hard headed, so I consider this a good thing up front.<br><br>
I even had the forethought to discuss housesitting with my niece for any time we might be out of town.
 

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PICTURES!!!<br><br>
Sorry about the crating thing. My Booger was crated her first 6 months of life, 24 hours a day. She's pretty messed up.
 

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Congratulations!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Congratulations! My first dog is a Pug, and I recently got my second dog because was getting really lonely. I agree that it's great to see dogs interact together
 

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<a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/attachment.php?s=ab1dce06bcb71e26cf4623bd2f9d6af2&attachmentid=15743" title="">Attachment 15743</a><br><br>
Tucker, Mollie, and Ashley - sorry about the quality. It was early this morning.<br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/c/c5/c5abcf74_vbattach15743.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/c/c5/525x525px-LL-c5abcf74_vbattach15743.jpeg" style="width:394px;height:525px;"></a>
 

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Tucker, Mollie, and Ashley - sorry about the quality. It was early this morning.</div>
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Awwwww!!!<br><br>
I got teary eyed!!!<br><br>
She looks just like a solid black version of my older shelter dog. Same pitiful expression and everything. Give her an extra tummy rubs, just for me!!!
 

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I will. She is such a good dog! She is so neurotic and loving.
 

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We do own our house and the city ordinance is 3. That means we are at capacity. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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As if that stops anyone! :p<br><br>
Congrats on the new family member!
 

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As if that stops anyone! :p<br><br>
Congrats on the new family member!</div>
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LOL! At the ARL last night, my husband looked at another puppy. STEP AWAY FROM THE DOGS, SCHU!
 

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As if that stops anyone! :p<br></div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> It stopped me. Really. It did.<br><br>
Mollie is adorable! They all are. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 

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They really are all adorable.<br><br>
Based on Wolfie's advice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> , I may be adding #5 soon.
 

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They really are all adorable.<br><br>
Based on Wolfie's advice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> , I may be adding #5 soon.</div>
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Yay for multiple dogs! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:">
 

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They really are all adorable.<br><br>
Based on Wolfie's advice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> , I may be adding #5 soon.</div>
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I will, if it works out. It depends if Jack, my JRT, likes her - she would be Jack's dog. D<br><br>
Your guys are very cute. Does your lab feel outnumbered now?
 
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