I reported a scammer yesterday and I received several emails yesterday from people saying that they had Yorkies for adoption but then checking on these people's email address's they are all on the scam alert list, and their stories anyone would believe if they aren't aware that there are such monsters out there it just makes me so angry because people would hard for their money and they are just throwing their money away on these people and now these people are taking Christmas money from these innocent people. These peolpe all seem to have a yahoo email address, does anyone know why? More should be done about these people being put on the scam alert list is not enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It took me about 4 months of interviewing breeders for my mini longhaired dachshund before I finally found what I wanted. I found about three good breeders . . . but I had talked to about twenty-five. Sometimes it just takes time and definitley effort.
The way I found one of my dogs....I went to the aol message boards for the breed I was looking for and posted if anyone knew of a reputable breeder. It at least got me pointed in the right direction. I kow there's a breeder around me in New Hampshire that breeds yorkies, maybe asking on a board once you find the area the breeder is in to find out if anyone "local" knows anything of them? Just a thought. Good Luck! From what I am seeing Yorkies are very popular right now and can be tough to find--ADORABLE though!!!! :)
Have you looked in the news paper? I have seen Yorkies for sale in our paper. It works good because they are all local, so you go see the dogs, the family, and where they live bofore you get the dog. I got Me Loo and Bruno out of the paper, and everything is going just fine. Good Luck, Me Loo :)
If you do get your puppy out of the paper make sure they have given the puppy at least 1 to 2 vaccinations. I bought a 8 week old puppy this year out of the recycler that died of Parvo, because the breeder didn't want to waste any money on the puppies shots. I don't want anybody to go through the pain that me and that poor puppy went through. Ask for proof on the shots also.
I think I now will go through the paper but you know some people charge $1,500 or more and these Yorkies aren't even AKC or ACA nothing some don't even come with shots. Where do these people get off charging so much money. i am a stay-at-home mom with 7 kids, with ages from 11months to 21, and My oldest daughter wants a Yorkie that's all she wants but i can't afford these prices that's why I was almost taken in by these people that had Yorkies on this site for so cheap but i now know what to look for "Live And Learn" I guess.........
i agree with gunny. maybe you could give her a card that says she can have the puppy of her choice. then after christmas you could help her pick out her own puppy. she will be more likely to care for a puppy that she picked out on her own. also remember that kids can tend to start ignoring the puppies care if they lose interest. are you willing to take on that responsibility if that happens. a puppy is a lifetime commitment. alot of shelter dogs were once someones beloved christmas present.
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Will she be able to get a shelter dog having 7 kids? My aunt tried to get a great dane from the shelter and they wouldn't let her have it, because she had a 9 yr old (her grand daughter) living with her.
You could give her everything she needs for a puppy and then after x-mas like a month or two take her to the shelter or look on petfinder.com Tons and TONS of purebred puppies come in the shelters after x-mas because the kids lose interest in them.
Like I said though get her all the supplies she needs for x-mas like collar,leash,food bowls,crate,brushes,food,treats, you know the puppy supplies.
When I first looked for a pet, I found out very quickly that people are not all honest and good. You can search all over the net but my recommendation is when you do find one, no matter where it is from, I would ask for buyer recommendations meaning they would need to furnish you with names and numbers to people who have bought puppies from them. People who spend money on these dogs are apt to give an honest report whether they were pleased with the process and with the dogs health. Also the shots are very important because parvo is a terrible thing. I hope this has helped a little :)
Well since she is having a hard time finding a good breeder she probably won't be getting it by Christmas. Plus she is a stay at home mom with lots of kids. I don't think the puppy will get igonored.
I would try the AKC website or the UKC website. Then you can contact breeders that are rebuble (sp) and see if you can work something out. They might have one that is pet quality and just want to see it in a good home.
Good luck some won't sell dogs to people with young childeren either. But it never hurts to ask.