01-18-2013, 07:40 PM
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That's a really difficult situation to say the least! I understand your passion to have your own dog and to make the dog part of your family. I think it is an excellent idea to have a companion when you are running/walking also.
Have you identified the MAIN reason your husband doesn't want a dog? Is it more "responsibility", the finances, a dog in the house, fear for your children, "sharing" you with another or just that he has never had a dog? Could you foster a couple of older dogs before adoption so he can get used to the dog in the house and what that would entail??? That way you aren't committed for lifetime and maybe he can work it through. It's so hard to give input as I don't know your husband....but I sure do empathize with you...a lot.