We think we have found a wonderful companion for our pit bull, O'Shea. She is about 4 months old (will be spayed upon adoption, of course)--O'Shea is about 1 year and 7 months old. We had a meet 'n' greet yesterday, and oh my goodness, how well they got along surprised everyone there! Pasha is her name: she already knows sit, which is nice--and is very motivated by treats--a smart dog, started getting the hint of "stay" while we were there; would do quite well with training. O'Shea even let her crawl on him, nip at him a little (she wanted to play), and he wasn't all that aggressive with her at all--everyone at the shelter believes they would be a perfect pair.
We do have a snag--in just a couple weeks I'll be returning full time to school (teaching, that is). My husband is gone from 6:30 a.m. until about 4:00 p.m., and I'm gone 7:00 a.m. until sometimes 5:00 p.m. She would be home for at least 8 hours a day, and we know we would have to work hardcore with her when we're home, as well as on the weekends. We would probably separate the two unless we're home, and have spots designated as "potty spots" in the house.
Any thoughts? We're just worried she would suffer greatly from separation anxiety...but she could do quite well. After that meet 'n' greet and seeing how well they got along, we'd be devastated if she got adopted by someone else. Any thoughts and comments appreciated. THANK YOU :)
Rebecca (and Joshua, and O'Shea) :)