Ever Thought of Getting a Second Dog?

Pointers for how to choose.


Most people prefer to have just one dog. Of the 65 million American households dogs live in, 87 percent of them live without other canines. And that’s absolutely fine. Those “singletons” generally have good lives, loved by their human family members and well taken care of. But if you’ve ever thought about getting a second dog for your pet, you may just want to take the leap—if you can afford it and have the energy to care for two canines.

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