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  • Senior 7 year old merle

    22 59.46%
  • Puppy 7 week old black

    15 40.54%
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Thread: Senior Or Puppy

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    Senior Or Puppy

    If you were at a Great Dane rescue and you had the choice of getting a senior 7 year old merle great dane or a 7 week old puppy black dane, which one would you get?

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    Well, the 7 week puppy is WAY to young to get, they shouldn't adopt out 7 week old puppies, it should be with it's mother for atleast a week longer. I would pick both, I love puppies and seniors. If you don't have the patience for a puppy, I say go for the senior, but like I said the 7 week old puppy should be with it's mother longer. I didn't vote though, I just am putting in my 2 cents.
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    I would take the senior. It is much harder for the senior to get adopted and through a rescue you know that all will go to approved homes which means good homes. I would want to give the senior a chance at a happy life and not have to spend the rest of his time in a shelter. The puppy will be snatched up in a second whereas the senior will most likely sit in the shelter for quite some time if he ever gets adopted at all.


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    Originally posted by kittycats_delight
    I would take the senior. It is much harder for the senior to get adopted and through a rescue you know that all will go to approved homes which means good homes. I would want to give the senior a chance at a happy life and not have to spend the rest of his time in a shelter. The puppy will be snatched up in a second whereas the senior will most likely sit in the shelter for quite some time if he ever gets adopted at all.
    I agree 100%.
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    i would take both
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    Go for the senior....ditto everything kittycats_delight said

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    i absolutely love puppies.. i have one,.. but they are so much work. and energy.. lol. I would much rather get the senior then the pup, .. just because i love calm gentle dogs

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    i voted senior. i would rather get a senior because they tend to have a harder time finding homes. also, if i'd never had a dane before it would be a good way to see if i'm ready for such a big dog in my household.
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    Both. (Hon, I'm Sorry, but I wanted the older dog and the puppy snuck out with him)

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    i would take both. i would feel bad for the poor 7 year old, cuz it's so hard for a adult to get adopted sometimes. it also depends on the situation.

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    i would take the senior

    we almost adopted a 10 year old black female about a year ago but someone adopted her before us

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    If the senior fit us it would be MERLE all the way! (Because people like puppies.) the other way around and I would probably have to take the black senior before guilt killed me.

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    Senior. Now that Daphne is older, I see how wonderful older dogs are! I decided that I'm never going to adopt a puppy. Older dogs are the way to go!


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    Honestly I think you should take what better fits your lifestyle. If you work and if you'll have a hard time being home to care for a puppy then don't get the puppy. If you are a very active person and would enjoy a crazy puppy then go for the puppy. I love my older dogs dearly, but I have way more fun with my younger dogs, they are much more active and I like that. Older dogs are often still very active though.
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    Originally posted by kittycats_delight
    I would take the senior. It is much harder for the senior to get adopted and through a rescue you know that all will go to approved homes which means good homes. I would want to give the senior a chance at a happy life and not have to spend the rest of his time in a shelter. The puppy will be snatched up in a second whereas the senior will most likely sit in the shelter for quite some time if he ever gets adopted at all.
    My thoughts exactly.
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