Welp, turns out tomorrow I'll have a cure. A lady from Oklahoma had a litter of miniature poodles awhile back that were supposed to be show dogs, and the vet docked their tail wrong so now they can't be. In a desperate attempt to get rid of them she was offering them for 100 dollars and if they're not all gone by this Friday.. off to the pound. She is bringing the two males to me tomorrow, I'm taking both.. as my uncle is out of town and he wanted one as well and I'll keep the other. All I really know is they are both black, but I'm trying to get a head start on some names.. so if anyone has any ideas, throw em at me. :)
Oh no, I know she's not reputable.. obviously. My little sisters friend adopted 2 a few days ago, and her mother told me about them.
So, I called immediately. Obviously, if she was a decent person she wouldn't be willing to ship them to a darn pound just because their tails weren't properly docked. As far as I know, she only has the two males that I'm taking and an apricot female that she has docked down to 200. I asked her if I could take the female as well, and give her the money on the 15th, and she refuses. I don't know why, since she threatens to take them in, anyways. I just don't have 200 dollars lying around today after paying a 200 dollar propane bill this evening. (Being an adult in the real world, really does suck. haha) Ah well, I feel better knowing that I will take two of them. The one that my friends have is a fat little butterball, doesn't look mistreated by any means... but they were obviously bred for money/show or she wouldn't be selling them so cheap for a bad tail job.
Gosh is there no way to scrounge up the money and rehome them for that same amount or a tad more. I love poodles. That women should know better too to send a pup to the shelter would practicley be injecting it with parvo or some other disease herself. very bad for a pup without shot to be at the shelter. Sigh, I wish I was closer, I'd take it and find it a good home.
***Edited By: Puttin510 on 1/6/2007 12:44:08 AM*** Reason: add
Good news. My aunt is going to take the female! So, all of them are spoken for... and are going to be at MY home until Saturday. *laughs* Hoo lordy, I'm glutton for punishment.
To the person who mentioned supporting this woman. You make a valid point, for sure. I also make a point in getting these puppies out of this womans hands before they END up in a shelter, or at a home that will use them to breed.. a puppymill.. and never love them. It's not worth it.
They all have appointments on Monday for vaccination and wormings.. also just general look overs. Not that I hadn't shelled out alot of money this week on vet bills already. haha. Oh well, totally worth it. Thank god my vet is going to let me pay on the 15th.
A poodle wasn't even my first choice in pups, my first choice was a miniature dachshund and my second was a American Eskimo. Things happen for a reason though, guess I was just meant to have him. :)
***Edited By: halosfire on 1/6/2007 12:58:08 AM*** Reason: add
I like Poe, Loki, Sargeant Pepper, Major Tom, Black Magic, Voodoo, Santana, Sabbath (Sabba for short)
And don't ever say that poodle wasn't your first choice. Poodles rock. Plus it makes you look kind of impulsive getting a breed you haven't researched and are actually sort of making a mockery with a statement like that.
I didn't mean for it to come off like that. I have researched dogs for a very long time. I know quite a bit about poodles as I have a poodle mix myself. My aunt and cousin both have purebred toy poodles. I don't doubt that they are excellent dogs. I'm super excited! :)
You have any pictures of your poodles? I've heard for a very long time that the breed is about the most loyal dog you could ever own. I'm kinda confused, though.. after looking up the standards and stuff on websites. Most of the poodles I've been around were toy poodles, you know about what range the weight is on minuatures opposed to toy poodles?
***Edited By: halosfire on 1/6/2007 1:17:34 AM*** Reason: add
i feel bad for the other pups. hope they find homes. the pound is a cold and scary place for a little puppy. glad that you are taking a couple of them. thats two that will be saved from an uncertain future at the hands of an uncaring breeder. she sounds like a cold hearted person.
There were only three left, I'm taking all of them. Two boys and a girl. My aunt is taking the girl and paying for her, and my uncle is taking the other boy. So, they all found homes within' my family. :) Johnny Cash is totally a cute name. I think that's it, actually. Very good, Silky. :)
Makes sense, his paper name could be "The Man in Black" *grin*
***Edited By: halosfire on 1/6/2007 4:17:32 AM*** Reason: add
Not trying to rain on your parade, but by saving these dogs you and your family are probably dooming many more. Breeders like this obviously only care about the money they are getting and you gave it to them. They will just keep producing and lining their pockets. The only way to stop bad breeders is by not supporting them. When the cash flow stops there is no reason for them to keep having puppies. I know it's a hard decision when you have pup in front of you. I have accepted a couple dogs from BYB's, but I would never pay for one even if they told me it was going to be put to sleep tomorrow. I have learned you can't save them all, although I would love to be able to, and the ones you do save shouldn't be in support of poor breeder. But now that the deed is done there's nothing to do but learn from it. Congrats on the baby!
***Edited By: danemom on 1/6/2007 9:37:24 AM*** Reason: sp
Someone breeding and then dumping her pups at the pound if she cant find homes? How disgusting. I would not support this breeder, I guess i'd wait until she was going to dump the pups and then take them.Lets hope she doesnt breed again, but I wouldn't count on it.
In this case it was more of a rescue, than any sort of support. In my veiw. Thank god you got them before she did anything stupid with them. Mini's vary in weight depending on wether they are fine boned of stockier. A mini of say 12 inches at the withers can range from 10-13 lbs ish. really depending on bone size. My youngest is about 12 1/2 inches tall and around 11 lbs. Our rescue has one about 14 inches tall, he is about 18 lbs. It varies.
Here is Lilly's dogster, and Sasha is in her family list.