01-21-2016, 05:56 PM
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I would definitely suggest going down the professional assistance dog route rather than getting a pet dog that way you know you're going to get a dog who's able to, in the nicest possible way of course, handle your girlfriend and her issues.
We got our 9 year old rescue dog Jax, two months before my dad unexpectedly died from cancer, it was so quick, it took 13 days from diagnoses to death and I was there at the end for what's called his 'traumatic death'. So obviously it's all been a little bit difficult and Jax has his issues himself, the hard part is knowing how much of that was down to our individual situation and the state I was in? He's so much better these days, well we both are actually but we've also both been on anti-anxiety meds in recent months and to watch him when I'm struggling his really hard, he really feels it to the point he struggles too.
Don't get me wrong we're a fantastic pair and I wouldn't change it for the world, I just wouldn't want your girlfriend to have anything else to deal with like I have!