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Old 01-22-2013, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have a 5 month old boxer puppy. I frequently check the local SPCA website for boxers for adoption. Today I finally found one for adoption. His name is jake and he is about 9 years old. They have nothing listed as to health problems or concerns and they say he is good with other pets. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this as the large gap in age between them. I want to adopt him because he is 9 years old and as sad as it is to say he doesn't have many years left. I feel that if I don't then nobody will. Just looking for a little advice.


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Old 01-22-2013, 12:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Our Maggie was around 11 yrs old when we brought Pheona home. Maggie was set in her ways & spoiled but even with her age she did well with Pheona. She'd let her know if she didn't want to play (most of the time). I would make arrangements to meet Jake & maybe take Murphy with you just to see how they do. Talk with them at the facility & see what they think as well.
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They let you bring them to see how they do together.


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All you can do is try.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm cautious on getting him because he's so old already. Realistically I know he's probably only got a couple years left. As morbid as that sounds. I'm worried that maybe in a year or so he could have a few expensive health problems.


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That is a problem yes, personaly I think 9 years is really old. But on the other hand it's sad to see him locked up /:

You can try him out and check his health while you have him
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Our Winston was a senior rescue and he was probably 10 years old when we got Porter. I had to remind Porter to be careful around him, but they got along quite well. Porter adored his older brother and WAS very careful not to jump on him, etc. Winston liked having Porter around, but did try to sneak away for a few winks every now and then.
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I'm cautious on getting him because he's so old already. Realistically I know he's probably only got a couple years left. As morbid as that sounds. I'm worried that maybe in a year or so he could have a few expensive health problems.


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it is quite possible that he will have some expensive health issues. I adopted my Winnie when he was probably about 9. I knew he had some health issues when we got him. I lost my Winnie on December 6, 2012. We had him just shy of 3 years. Would I do it again? Absolutely!!! One of the best dogs ever! I miss him every day! Bless you for considering it. I know Winston would likely have lived his days in a kennel if we didn't take him. It was worth every dime we paid for some of his elder issues. he was my little baby despite being an old man.
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yes it is quite the age gap BUT think of the wonderful thing you would be doing by adopting him and giving him second chance in life. Your pup could probably learn a thing or two from the old feller!!! I say take a chance, all you can do is try
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