Hey, looking for experience from those who have adopted adult dogs before. I’ve only had family dogs and my dog Panda who I raised from a puppy. He unfortunately passed in April from cancer.
My heart is ready to love another dog now (though I would give anything to have Panda back) and after thinking everything through for a month and making sure I was ready we are going to the shelter tomorrow.
I’m gonna be looking for a medium sized dog (30-50 pounds) that I would like to have a decent amount of energy as I walk and run a lot.
What are some of the things I can expect with the first week home? I don’t want to overload the dog, is it okay to start walks immediately? Will it need to go out more often then a regular houstrained dog at first? Can I immediately switch to my food (we have a beagle here already that’s my brothers) or feed what the shelter gives?
We are going out today to get the rest of the supplies (I don’t want to use Pandas stuff) and I’m excited for this new journey.