I have four dogs. It is a HUGE commitment in terms of time and money. Vet bills can get out of control very easily even for routine things such as check ups and dentals. I have recently had to deal with some medical problems that cost me a bundle. Grooming takes a ton of time. It isn't easy finding time to spend with each dog individually in terms of training. My dogs are close in age, 6-8 years and I worry about the coming years in terms of health. I really never intended to have 4 dogs. I started with two and three and four came in as rescues.
I don't ever for one minute regret having 4 dogs, but sometimes it isn't easy. You just need to realize that with all the joys that having 4 dogs can bring, there are many other things you need to consider hard and long. It isn't for everyone.
J. and pups, Gem, Monty, Harley and Sapphire