(Closed) our puppy had puppies

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: How much should we charge for the mutts?
    less than $100 : (67 votes)
    53 %
    $100 : (32 votes)
    25 %
    $200 : (13 votes)
    10 %
    $250 : (7 votes)
    6 %
    $300 : (4 votes)
    3 %
    $350 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    $400 : (2 votes)
    2 %
    more than $400 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Figure out what your costs have been, supplies, vet bills and food, then divide by puppy. You certainly deserve to cover your costs, but I would be hesitant to get a puppy from anyone trying to make money off of them. You may also want to get them their first vaccines and deworming and recover that cost, it’s much safer for puppies to move to a new home with some immunity already on board.

    It’s a good idea to require new owners to puy a puppy package from their veterinarian including the cost of vaccines and spay/neuter. That way this situaiton won’t repeat itself and you can be sure they will be taken care of.

    Also, puppies should be with their mother until they are eight weeks old for proper socialization. Now’s a great time to line up future homes for when they reach that age.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I would see what you can get by comparing newspaper ads. You may have to start at one point and then eventually go lower if you don’t have takers for all the pups, but hopefully you’ll be able to make something to put toward the vet bills (and maybe a spay surgery).  I would definitely not hold my breath on recouping your loss, since mutts are easy to find in a shelter or “free dog” ads. Undecided I’ve heard of people being able to sell mixed breeds from time to time, but I’ve also met people with purbred dogs who eventually had to give the last few pups away because they just couldn’t sell them. It probably depends on where you live, though.

    Post # 7
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    3601 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I know around here you wouldn’t be able to sell a puppy that was a mutt unless you had fixed it. Mutt pups are pretty plentiful.

    Post # 8
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    464 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    You could try to pay yourself a bit by pricing at $200-250, and maybe you’ll be lucky. However, people rarely make much (if any) money on puppies- for people I’ve known they usually end up costing more than the person amkes (and the last few may have to be given away). Even professional breeders who breed expensive show dogs don’t tend to make a lot of money, all things considered. Unless your goal is to move them out as quickly as possible (in which case you’ll want to price extremely low or free), why not start at the price you want, and then go lower each week you don’t have a buyer?

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I voted less than $100, but around here you wouldn’t get that much.  

    Post # 10
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    1486 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I agree with previous posters… you should only charge what you spent on them.  You can’t/shouldn’t make money off of them unless you are a breeder.

    Post # 11
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    1987 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t think you will be able to find them homes at 200 because they aren’t a special breed and people can go to the pound and get a dog with all of it’s shots and microchipped and fixed for 40-150 dollars which You can not provide all of that for that price.  

    People will be looking to get a free puppy not a puppy that is being sold for 200 or more.  I understand that it can be expensive and this was not expected…but I really doubt you are going to recoup any money.

    Why are you out 1000 in vet bills?  Did something go wrong with the birth?

    Post # 12
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    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think you should charge what you spent on each puppy, which shouldn’t include what you spent on the mother. Good luck finding them good homes, and make sure you spay and neuter them, or give them to people who will!

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    They need to be a minimum of 8 weeks before they are rehomed. (8 weeks is minimum for medium & large breed dogs; small dogs mature slower so should be 12 weeks.)

    If possible, spay/neuter them before you send them to new homes. Then charge the cost of vetting per pup.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    0Seeing as they are going to be rather large and high energy dogs, finding them homes will be difficult… Your best bet is to ask for 50 or less, but by not “giving them away” you will be able to help weed out some less than perfect owners.  Good luck.

    Post # 15
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    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I agree with those saying do not “give them away”. Some people look for “free puppies” to use as bait-dogs to train fighting dogs.

    Post # 16
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    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We got our purebred with an amazing pedigree bi-colored eyes, brown husky puppy for $800 (just for comparison)…You can try selling them through the pet shop (they don’t bother about the pedigree or anything much), but i don’t know how it’s done honestly.

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