I just got a call from the Shelter and I've been approved to adopt him. I'm taking my other rescued guy with me tomorrow to make sure Comet can handle Shorty's play antics. For 12 lbs, he's a real live wire
Just logging in today. Didn't take Shorty with me yesterday as he was a soggy doggy from the rain, so went to meet Comet alone and brought him home to see how they would do. There was barely a place there for ME to interact with him so wouldn't have been able to tell much there anyway.
He might be closer to 60 lbs, but is very sweet and tries to be energetic It was all I could do to pick him up and get him on the truck seat! We did several short walks yesterday and at one point he had to lie down and take a breather in the cool grass. He did try to run after Shorty but it was short lived. While he tolerates Shorty sniffing around, he grumbles at him when he attempts play and is jealous when they share attention, that probably from being an only dog. I'm torn as he's a nice guy, but I really want a dog who can play with Shorty, and don't want him to have to go back to the "shelter". I'm sure he would be fine in a household with lower energy dogs who might not be so up close and personal and was great with the neighbors kid running up to him with a wooden spoon in his hand and petting him. He's currently at the local Petsmart getting a bath and pedicure as I wasn't sure I could get him in and out of my tub....
Every chubby corgi I have ever adopted has become more energetic after dieting. And I have adopted several chubby corgis! Sassy was 65 pounds. Also, the premature warmer temps haven't given the animals much chance to adapt.
I would not be concerned if there was some jealousy being shown as long as it is not all out war. Comet has been through a difficult time losing his home as well as being in the shelter. And your little guy is not used to having a brother.
Please don't give up on Comet. He needs you. The fact that he was good with the child is a very good sign as lots of corgis are not.. And I'm sure he'll feel much better after his bath and grooming.
There are other options here and on TOB, so if it doesn't work out he'll still have a home. Give it a few days, and see how it goes. You already know that going from a kennel, after losing his first home and person, that he's probably psychologically a mess right now, and he'll take time to adjust. But don't be afraid to come back here and ask for another home if that's how it works out. There is nothing wrong with rescuing and rehoming a dog if he's not a good fit in your specific situation.