We have always had a dog (my husband loves dogs) but our last one died several months after my husbands diagnosis and I just didn’t think I could handle something else to take care of. But now we have a home with a fenced in back yard and I’m wondering if a dog would provide comfort and activity for him. He is middle stages and I would be the one caring for the dog. One of my concerns would be if after we got the pet if I found I couldn’t handle it and had to rehome, how it would affect him
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We have a dog that my husband just adores. I don't know if he could handle it if anything happened to her. If your husband loves dogs, it may bring comfort to him but just remember that you will be the one taking care of it.
Thanks to everyone for your input. We had a little rescue pup come to visit us. After that visit, I realized that I just cannot handle the care of a dog on top of caring for my husband. He really didn’t engage with the dog anyway. I was glad for the visit because it helped me make up my mind.
Foster a dog from the shelter until it finds a home.
A puppy would be a lot of work but an older dog with a little less energy might be nice.