I adopted my maltipoo from a pet rescue through PetSmart. The overall fee was $250 tocover expensies, which was fine by me. The woman from the rescue told me i could pay $250 and she will have the puppy fixed at 5 months or i could pay $200 and i would have to arrange it on my own. Now, being my first puppy, i really havent a clue how much this procedure normally is. I am a bit fed up with this woman, seeing as she told me the puppy was fine, had its shots, dewormer, etc. Within a few days of having the puppy, we had already racked up a $300 vet bill, to do the shots and deworming she never did, though claimed she did. The puppy also had a yeast infection and bronchial infection. Anyway, I still owe some money to the rescue and plan on paying it, however, i am not sure if i should pay for the rescue to fix her, or do it on my own. Does anyone have any idea how much this prcedure normally costs? I can only imagine its much more then 50 bucks. I am just a bit hesitant to let my puppy near this woman again, since Ive pretty much lost all trust in her.
I am not sure of exact prices. But this is a small dog so I shouldn't cost much. I would say from what you stated have the pup spayed/neutered yourself. This person has shown already that she does not do all she says. Don't take the chance do it yourself...
First how wonderful that you adopted from a rescue, that is one lucky pup. I feel bad that you have had to put out all that money for shots etc. how did you find out that she had never done that? We all know that owning a pet can get to be pretty expensive at times. I would suggest that your start to budget so much money a pay to be put aside to help cover further expenses. I have always had a pet expense figured into my budget and it really works well for our family. When Cody goes to the groomers or the vet they money is always there and we don't have to take any out of savings or any other account. Good luck and enjoy your pup. If you have pics please post.
We had our 6 pound Havanese spayed for 150.00 here in Michigan. That included the blood tests and pain meds. Bless you for getting a rescue. We are in the process of getting another pup, this time from rescue. The poor babys need our help.
Thanks for all the input! I think I may just follow my gut feeling and find my own vet. Though this rescue does show dogs at PetSmart, the only paperwork I received was a survey from PetSmart asking me how likely I am to shop for my new dog there. The woman from the rescue did give me a small booklet with a vet hospital;s info penciled in, but none of her medical info was ever given to me. Yes, it was my own fault for taking someones word but the dog was just too darn cute. After having her for two days, we noticed she had some fleas, which we were told she was groomed and frontlined the day we got her. She had a yeast infection in her ear and a cough the rescue said was just something puppies do. turned out she had a bronchial infection. Anyway, two vet visits later and she is happy as can be. Shes already gained about 2 pounds since we;ve had her. She came from a small dog rescue where 18 dogs were feeding out of the same bowls, so who knows if she ever got her share :P Her background story is she was a return to a pet store from a mall. The owners returned her at 10 weeks because she supposedly nipped at their infant. The pet store didnt find her a desirable puppy, so they gave her to a rescue. I kinda lucked out, they were selling maltipoos for $1200 here. Im happy I saved her!
Good for you for rescuing, and even better that you are doing the responsible thing. Around here we have a mobile trailor with a vet staff called the "Neuter scooter", as well as taking them to your regular pet vet.
There are certain organizations who do it for a slighty cheaper cost, you just need to do a search and find one in your area.
I personally have never used the neuter scooter but I do know people who have dropped their cats and dogs off when it was in their area and picked them up later the same day.