In need of opinions/advice on a new pet!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: (See below) Is $1200 a fair price?
    Yes : (18 votes)
    40 %
    No : (23 votes)
    51 %
    Maybe (explain below) : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @HoneyBee827:  Have you checked for any Corgis at your local rescues?  $1200 seems astronomical…

    Post # 4
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    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Most rescues charge in the $300-400 range for their dogs, and many of them are pure bred. Check your local corgi rescue!

    Post # 5
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    3948 posts
    Honey bee

    We rescued our dog from a breed specific rescue. Is that an option for you? A breeder actually gave her up when she stopped having puppies 🙁 Our adoption fee was $350

    Post # 7
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    8907 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Yes and no.  To me it seems like way too much money to spend on a pet, period.  But compared to the puppies, it seems ok.  They’ve already done all the training, so it seems like a better deal than a puppy, really.

    Post # 10
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    $1200 is VERY high… But supply and demand is a thing! As long as she’s the only owner of a young (but not puppy) Corgi for sale, she can really name her price.

    Has the dog been trained? It might still be worth it if the dog has been trained/socialized!

    Post # 11
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    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Certainly a reasonable price for a puppy 10 weeks or younger because you would be able to train it yourself, but for an adult dog? Do you know why she is getting rid if the dog? I think it sounds kind of odd.

    Post # 13
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    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @HoneyBee827:  I’d say go for it then! Obviously the dog has been well trained and well cared for. I can see why the price is a little high due to the fact the was going to be a show dog. At least you know the dog’s background and where she is coming from.

    Post # 14
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d say go for it, then!

    My family had a former blue-ribbon Persian show cat turned stud from a super elite breeder! We got him when he was 5 and too old and used up to keep breeding! (Poor boy!)

    He was the best-behaved cat EVER. We literally thought he was declawed! He never scratched (people or furniture), never bit, and was basically an angel.

    We had him for five or six years before he died of kidney failure. Amazing cat! Definitely worth paying for a cat for the first time ever.

    Post # 15
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    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    My husband I decided on a pure bread dog through a breeder over a resuce as well.  We wanted a very specific type of dog, and I am very happy that we didn’t let the $1,000 price tag (or a friend’s judgement on not getting a rescue) hold us back.  I did lots of resarch on our breed and wanted him for his tempermant most of all and in two years he has proven to be an exact depiction of the breed.  A dog becomes a member of the family and an everyday part of your life so make sure you go with what is the best fit for you.  Enjoy your new doggy!

    Post # 16
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    7075 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have a pem and a cardi and I think that price is reasonable. It seems like the closer you are to the east coast, the more expensive they are. And adults are not always cheaper than puppies, especially coming from a reputable breeder. She’s probably put a lot of work into training and socializing if she was planning on showing her.

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