Hi Puppies, do you remember Rocky & Buck who we were fostering last December? They moved to their new foster home and hoped to be adopted soon, but no such luck. They are still waiting for the right family who are willing to take two well-behaved, adult Siberians who love to be together.
Last year the boys celebrated Christmas at our house. This year I hope they can spend Christmas in their forever home. So we want to find their new family soon.
Rocky always liked to sleep on the back of our couch like a cat. He also likes to nap out in the sunshine, but he still loves taking time to romp or go for a walk. Buck is noisy and playful. He pesters his brother and talks to his foster parents. Buck gets the zoomies around the yard, but takes cues from his brother when it is time to settle.
Since Rocky & Buck are both such handsome, cuddly, well-mannered dogs, I think the only reason they have not been adopted is that they are a pair. People shy away from the idea of adopting two dogs at once, so allow me to address those concerns.
Will they be more work than one dog?
Rocky and Buck are both easy-going dogs. They keep each other company and play together. They are polite when left alone in the house and quiet down nicely when it is time to rest. You would have to hold two leashes on walks and dish out two food bowls at breakfast and dinner, but that seems like a small price to pay for being able to enjoy the bond these brothers share.
Will they be more expensive than one dog?
MaPaw does offer a discounted adoption fee for the pair. They are both neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. Many veterinary practices offer a discounted price for taking multiple pets in for a single appointment. While you may pay a little more for food and care on two than one, they are both adult dogs with no known medical issues, so they would cost less money than a single puppy who needs more frequent trips to the vet, neutering, toys, new collars as he grows, and a lot of food.
Will they have trouble adjusting to my current dog?
Rocky and Buck are already comfortable with each other. Staying together has made their transition into foster care easier because they have something familiar. They have adjusted first to my foster home and then to their current foster home and both families loved them. Their current foster mom has even talked about keeping them, but then she would not be able to continue fostering, which she loves. Naturally, we would arrange for your dog to meet Rocky & Buck to make sure they get along before you commit to keeping them.
So there you go, Puppies, they are nice, funny, friendly dogs, and they deserve to find a forever home before we start celebrating the holidays again. If you have any other concerns about adopting two dogs at once, e-mail me and I can address your personal situation.