companion dog

I have a 3 1/2 year old male maltese and have returned to work. I would like to get a tiny female so he will have a companion while we are at work. Some people tell me the second dog is just for me that my maltese could care less if there is another dog, he just sleeps all day anyway. I feel another dog would give him someone to play with instead of being alone. Would a second dog be a good idea, for the good of my "Wittle" or is it just my love of the Maltese that makes me what another little playmat e for Wittle? If it is best for him to have a playmate then I definitely want another. Also, will he accept another dog into the household after 3 1/2 years? He is our spoiled little dog and may not like to share the attention. Thanks for your opinions.
Nancy Dienes

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