01-10-2012, 04:57 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: North of England
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I'm sorry this is so hard for you, but agree that you have done the right thing.
I also think it's sensible to wait if you feel that it's not for you to have a dog while you're living alone. I lived alone for several years and had 5 cats that kept me company! (All rescues and all just a lot of fun.) There are only 2 remaining and they're old boys now but there's a special connection because they were the happy little faces I saw when I came home from work each day.
Not that I'm suggesting you get 5 cats! I just mean that there are other options when you're ready. I had applied for a dog back then but was unsuccessful because I worked full time (though I could get home from work by 4pm each day. The dog I had wanted was an elderly one but the rescue felt that dogs need company and 4 hours a day was their limit for dogs to be left alone at any age. I still feel that I could have given that old dog (a weimaraner) a good home but I understand the associated issues and respect their position.