ok heres my story. im looking for a little help. im 21 years old and i was married a little over a year ago, very happily and to the love of my life. as life would have it, my husband became my late husband passing away from brain cancer about 2 months ago. before he died we were trying to find a grey and white female husky to add to our family but then all our money got tied up in medical bills, as most of mine still is now. I know this is a far stretch but i dont think anyone knows how much one of these puppies would mean to me. This was the last thing that my husband and i could do together before he passed on and the last thing that he would talk about that would give him hope of hanging on. and now that hes gone im alone and need some companionship. i really want to buy one but i dont have a lot of money, so if any one could help out and knows any thing about a puppy that wouldnt be very expensive please let me know... id greatly appreaciate it.. thank you and god bless!
***Edited By: twotoneeyes on 4/22/2007 12:42:05 AM*** Reason: posted in wrong category,,, sorry
If you are short on funds, I would suggest going to http://www.petfinder.com Check out all the shelter dogs and also look at classifieds for those who have their pets up for adoption. Save the life of a local pound dog. You can usually leave your ontact info with the local pounds letting them know what your looking for and they will contact you if they get something in.
Good luck and so sorry about your loss :(
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.
I do not want a hand out. i was looking for someone who maybe couldnt sell a dog because they didnt have papers... i dont care about papers. therefore the dog would be cheaper and maybe i could afford it. but thanks for turning it into somthing like that.
I'm sorry for your loss, I do know one in a million, there are breeders that sell for cheaper that have papers and do some showing, I don't know of any. I knew one where I used to live but not what your looking for. I hope this helps you, and good luck :), if I could ad another dog I would go to a pound, but, I have too many, taha. :) I've noticed halosfire saying rude things to random people, sorry about that. I hope you find what your looking for though!
I do agree with dogs being expensive especially puppies! Of course going through a shelter they often include the spay/neuter and up to date vacs in the adoption price. Once adopted or purchased (thru a breeder) your vet should see the pup to make sure all is well.
Petfinder.com is great! You can put in your zip code and they will do surrounding area's so that is a great way to see all available dogs.
Another option could be do a google search on the breed for rescue groups- "huskie rescue in (your state)".
Puppies are more expensive than adult dogs- see the comparison on the website given in the above post. Often adults are potty trained and even have had some basic obedience training which could be easier for you if you work.
I hope you have learned some about this breed. That is very important prior to committing to a dog. Search the internet or go to your library to see if they have some books on the breed.
Halo, Are those horns holding it up? Sounds like you are just skeptical. People do get cancer and they sometomes die from it. It is VERY hard on the ones left behind. I think it is soooo kind of you to let her know just how sym (pathetic) you are. :(
tootoneeyes: I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you find a pup or dog to give you love and help you through.
he died we were trying to find a grey and white female husky to add to our family but then all our money got tied up in medical bills, as most of mine still is now
*if* it is true, how can you afford a pup now?
Again, I agree with Halo on this one....we get a one or two post wonder who has quite a story or opinion and because people like us dont take it hook line and sinker and are not afraid to say we are skeptical, people start defending the OP and we have a big ol arguement which is usually what the OP wanted anyways.
I wonder how well a husky would fit in their lives and how much research they did on the breed?
A cheap puppy is not always cheap in the long run, either. Ya get what you pay for!
Scientists tell us the universe is made of neutrons, protrons and electrons, but they forgot to include MORONS! !
I have to be honest, a Husky is not good for a first time dog owner. As much as I love them, they are one of the hardest breeds to deal with. That is why there are so many in the shelters. People see a movie with Huskies, get one, then realize that they are a working, high energy, VERY pack oriented breed. I hate to be breed specific here, but they are possibly the most pack-oriented breed out there, hence sometimes hard to deal with. I love them, and they fit with me, but they are definitely not for everyone!
I have to agree with halo too. First, she is awfully young to be married to someone with brain cancer. I mean REALLY...what are the chances. And, if it were true, why be on line looking for a dog 2 months later. As for cost, even if you had a free pup, you have shots every 3 weeks, worming, spay or neuter and heartworm and flea and tick prevention to pay for and once you finish all that it is time to start over with more shots...not to mention grooming and training, toys and food, a kennel or dog house...replacing the carpet once you have finally house broken the beast...have I forgotten anything?...lol Let us just say, pets cost does not end after the purchase. There is my 2 cents!
Your Husband has only been gone for two months. That's not very long to grieve or to adjust to what is obviously going to be a new life for you. Maybe once your settled into your new life you'll find that there isn't a place for a new dog just yet. If there's a need to fill a void right now, work at an animal shelter as a volunteer or work with families that are also dealing with cancer such as Hospice.