New Second Dog for Replacement
12 years ago I decided that I wanted to help foster Pyrenees dogs. I studied dog training and am very good with working dogs.
My first was a 4 month old mix (Irish Wolfhound/Pyr) that was dumped on the highway by a rancher. So fostering turned to adoption... We LOVE our Jackie! She is doing well and is still very lively at 12. Her "sister" Jinnie was fostered at 5 months old on an emergency, after tremendous abuse. She (half Pyr, Golden Retriever) has been a great dog, and a perfect companion to Jackie. Sadly, Jinnie recently died of cancer at 12. Our hearts are broken. Jackie keeps looking for Jinnie and alerting. We bought a thunderjacket and have tried to console Jackie. After almost two months we think the best solution is to get another dog, especially one that needs us as much as we need them.
The Question: Do we get a male or female? What age range is best for an older female dominant pyr's companion?
I am going to rescue probably 6 month or older since they are hardest to place in a home. The puppies are adorable but everyone will take them. I want to make sure I am helping the community out.
Thank you for any suggestions on breed type, sex, and age for the new family member. Existing pet: 12 years old Pyr/Irish Wolfhound mix female. very sweet and loving.