Originally Posted by outdoorgirl02
Our last dog passed away almost 3 years ago. At the time, I wasn't sure we would have anymore dogs in the future, however, I have really missed having a dog. We are now getting a lab puppy in a few weeks which I am very excited about. I am fairly certain this will be the last time in our lives when we would get a puppy.
Full retirement is still about 10-12 years away, when DD goes to college. I am thinking our new pup will live until around that time too. After that, I don't think we will be getting any pets because we plan to do a good bit of traveling.
I really like labs or lab/shepard mixes, probably my favorite.
I grew up with lots of different pets , but now we don't have any, and its a conscious decision as it frees us up to travel freely.
Our outside pets just have to revert to nature for a few weeks when we disappear.
It seems to work out fine.