(Closed) No luck in trying to adopt a puppy

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@coffeegal85:  Adopt, don’t shop <3

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Have you tried petfinder? Fiance found our purebred lab rescue one there. He won her at an auction for $450 though! Yikes, but she’s great. I guess that’s how it is when you’re trying to adopt a desirable breed.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@coffeegal85:  …but you haven’t been to your local SPCA yet — where are you looking for a dog?  I assumed when you said that and puppy that you’re looking to buy from a breeder.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would suggest headed to your local spca and browsing, you may find a lovely mutt (or pure bred even!) That you may totally fall in love with despite the best guess at the breed mix.A specific cross like that is much less likely to stay in a shelter but there are certain to be many other dogs without specific mixes that will have great personalities you can see because they are adult dogs already. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If they are going so quickly why not consider another breed of dog that actually needs a home?

Puppies are a nightmare and when people say they don’t stay puppies forever that is probably a good thing! The bit I couldnt stand was the dropping of teeth everywhere. An adult dog is much more likely to want to be clean inside the house

Have you thought about perhaps having something like a greyhound? 1000s come of track every year and are destroyed because people find them unnatractive (particularly the black ones, poor mites!), yet they make fabulous pets. If you wanted one today you’d have a choice out of 100s.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Finding a puppy is HARD WORK! It took me three month’s of searching for my English Spring Spaniel puppy. I finally found him when he’s mum had just given birth! I immediatly gave them a deposit and patiently waited another 8 weeks until he could come home with us!

Hang in there, puppies are SOOOOOO much work you will miss the days of not cleaning up accidents, throwing away items that were not meant for chew toys, and being woken up in the middle of the night by barking! 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mchitt329:  There are a lot of private nonprofit rescues as well, many of which can be found on petfinder.  We adopted our pup from one. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@sarahbabs:  I’m aware of that….

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had a bit of a hard time when i was looking but am glad becasue it led us to our Labradoodle. He was the runt of the litter and last one left. I remember the moment when he saw us for the first time and without hesitiation started running awkwardly towards me all happy. I just knew then that he is the one 🙂

It’s all part of the process so you get the dog that is meant to be your fur baby 🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Is your heart set on a puppy? Dogs over 1yr old tend to stay in shelters longer because everyone wants a puppy. Both of our dogs were adopted around the 1-2yr old mark and I can’t imagine my life without them. Sometimes I wish I’d been around for the puppy phase because I bet they were precious, but meh, it meant I didn’t really have to worry about the destructive chewing/potty training/run home every 2 hours to check on them phase.

Of course I didn’t really care about breeds, so I bet we had an easier time than you’re having! I ended up with a shepherd/chow mix and three years later along came the pit bull mix.

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