we'll i looked around a little bit, and i found this beautiful puppy named aimee, i don't like her name(i would change the name) but this puppy really caught my eye, she is 10weeks old and absolutely gorgous. She is $525 and is in missouri. I would consider getting her as long as everybody things this is not a scam, the name of the kennel is: **************** The website said they are willing to drive a ways to deliver a pup to their new family, but not if it costs too much. I live in texas about 3 hours from Austin. I can't say my exact area since my parents will get mad. Anyways please check out the website tell me what you think, since all of you are much wiser and are adults, so you know better than I do. This dog is exactly what I'm looking for, she looks very healthy, and she has that face like angel used to have. Her color is a little bit different from Angel, but I don't want to get an identical dog to make it look like i've replaced her. I'm not over Angel, but maybe in a month or so, i really will start to consider getting aimee. Theirs something about that dog that i like. I'm looking for a miniature poodle, and thats what aimee is, she looks so sweet.
I know it won't hurt just to look around, i don't want to be dogless the rest of my life. Angel just made me so happy, and now that shes not here, everything seems so lonely and depresing. I know a new puppy would bring new life to the family, but in a different way than Angel did. Angel can't be replaced, she was just way too special and Angel was defiantly a member of the family. I'm just looking around, i might not even adopt a puppy for a while. It's kind of fun looking around. When Angel was here, i tried looking for a companion for her once or twice. But then i disscovered angel didn't like other dogs, that was my fault, i never socialized her as a puppy.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 2/18/2008 12:25:07 AM*** Reason: no kennel websites permitted
Awwww , she is a cutie pie. Only you know if you are ready for another dog right now. It may be what you need to help you through your mourning process. They are not asking an ungodly price for her. Do what feels right for YOU. If you feel a strong attachment to that pup, then check them out and call them and talk to them and find out what they offer as far as health testing and guarentees.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
Sorry, website does not pull up. But when I type the kennel name in my google search, it has the wording underneath the kennel (cocker spaniel, maltipoo, poodle, peakapoo) I don't know, if that is the same kennel I would run FAST the other direction and find another place. I know you are looking for a mini poodle, and not a mix so maybe check the AKC website under their breeder referral part. Good luck though. And so sorry about Angel.
Make sure you ask a lot of questions before you jump into buying a puppy though. If the breeder can't answer or you feel they are hiding something run FAST and don't look back. They may seem "cute" but you need to find a breeder that is going to stand behind their puppy.
yea, they do seem to breed alot of dogs, i kinda was unsure on that part. Yes, i have thought of rescuing a dog, but it's not exactly what i'm looking for right now. All the dogs i see available on the adopting websites are poodle mixes, and i want a purebred. I just don't want to run into any health problems. My aunt rescued a dog and a month after she got it she has spent thousands of dollars on him for vet visits all in four months after getting him. I just worry about loosing another pet, so I am looking for a great breeder. I will look up the kandy land poodles pope was talking about. Thanks for the advice. I'm not going to get a dog right away, but I know for sure i will be ready for one in a few months. Animals are what bring joy in my life, and my life just feels incomplete, especially since Angel is gone.
Afew things about their health guarantee worry me "Your new puppy is guaranteed against life-threatening genetic defects for the period of 2 (two)*years from date of birth. If a life-threatening genetic defect is found within that time frame, and is verified by ******** licensed veterinarian, a replacement puppy will be given. For this guarantee to be honored, the puppy and all registration papers, and veterinarian records must be returned to us." If something is life threatening you have to send back the dog you have had for up to 2 years for a replacement, so they can do what with it? And who would do that? It has to be life threatening as well, where does that end? Epilepsy is not life threatening, but meds can be costly, hip dysplasia and elbow issues can be repaired, so are they life threatening? Heart murmurs may not be bad enough to be a threat within 2 years either, so then what? "A diagnosis of coccidia, giardia, parasites, kennel cough or any other type of bacterial infection does not render your puppy unhealthy. These items can be found on the ground, in water, and public places, and are treatable conditions. Parvo is also not covered by this contract / guarantee, as the puppy would have only received 2 vaccinations prior to going to their new home and family." This really bothers me, basically they can ship you a sick pup and you have no recourse.
IMO I would not buy a dog from them for anything.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 2/18/2008 12:29:13 AM*** Reason: removed kennel name
The health guarentee would be the big one for me. I didnt read it. But from what Ruffian said, it sounds pretty shady. Who would have a pup , even a week and send it back. I couldnt. You should be able to take the pup to any liscensed vet of your choice and if the pup is found to have issues, then the breeder should cover the bills. The way they are doing it they are putting any health problems and expenses, onto the buyer.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
I wanted to add, give yourself a week or two to settle in with the fact Angel is gone. I definatly think it would be great to get another dog, but let yourself grieve a bit first. It's ok to grieve and cry.
***Edited By: thelifeofriley on 2/16/2008 7:44:24 PM*** Reason: add
I would also suggest asking your vet to recommend a breeder. Toy poodles are a fairly common breed (my Mom has always had them as pets) and you would probably find somebody closer to home where you could go in person to meet and choose your puppy when you are ready. Then you can see how all the dogs look and how they were raised. I found a breeder with beautiful healthy poodle pups in the next town over from me that I never would have known was there. I was asking my vet about ways to clean the tear stains on my Himalayan cat and they referred me to the website of one of their clients who raises poodles to see the product they use on the dog's eyes. When I went to the website they have such beautiful puppies (just poodles) and one of the techs at my vet even has one of their puppies. And the vet would know how well they care for their dogs. But I do think your heart needs some time to heal after losing Angel. She left a pretty big hole for a puppy to fill.
I'm not going to get a puppy this month. It's just too soon. I just feel like If I don't start looking for a litter of puppies now, I'm scared that I might never get a dog again. And I don't want my parents to change their mine on even considering letting me getting another dog. What is a puppy mill? How do I know if someone supports puppy mills or is a bad breeder. I found this one breeder off of next day pet, she emailed me, but her poodle puppies looked dirty and unhealthy. I just don't feel like i'll ever find that special dog again. We just got extremely lucky with Angel. I didn't know this, but my mom bought Angel from a trailer park house, and the breeder was dying. Angel looked healthy, but that might be becuase she was so young, the vet was a little disturbed by that. We were at the vet like every week making sure she was getting the proper nutrition without her mommy's milk.
I personally know Maryann, her husband and her children and I can tell you that they really care about there puppies and the care they get. Up until recently she was a VERY popular groomer, everyone loved to take there babies to her because she did so good. Talk to her, she is a very nice and caring lady.
i'm so sorry about the loss of angel ~hugs~ please consider a rescue. there are so many poodles out there that really deserve a home such as yours and someone such as yourself to call their own. when i look at the animals i have adopted over the years, a tear still comes to my eyes over the fact that that wonderful creature who has brought so much to my life, would have been dead had i not adopted him/her.
don't think that just because you are rescuing a pup that it will be less healthy than a pup you have bought. we adopted max last june and he is as healthy and spunky as a horse .
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
I am Mary Ann - known as **********. I am actually doing a puppy delivery in Canada this week-end, to some super nice people. I just had a chance to check our e-mail, and a friend back home - who did not know I was out of town, saw this post on a message board, and thought I should see it. Aimee is very sweet. She has been like a little cushions and cream baby kitten - so easy to photograph, so easy to sit with and play with. Just in the last week, little Aimee is showing that she likes all the attention. When I am holding her, she tells the others to 'go away', it is my turn. I think she will make such a nice pet, and am not sure how her personality will develop. She does love people, and wants her person to herself. I hope this will help you in your decision. I will be back home tomorrow afternoon. We spend time with our puppies, we know how sensitive the poodle breed is, and want to give them what they need early on, so that they will be good pets.
Have a great day. Mary ann
***Edited By: lpn169 on 2/18/2008 12:32:18 AM*** Reason: removed kennel name
Hi "mypoodlerocks", just the fact that Mary Ann has taken the time to post a reply to you and only addresses your interest in Aimee shows that the lady has class. She did not take note of the negativity above but only in the puppy that tugged your hearstrings. I finally got to look at that website (seems to have been down for a while yesterday) and I just see a "non-show" breeder with just a few puppies at a time being raised in her home with her family. She had a couple of different kinds but only a few puppies at a time. Puppy millers do NOT hand deliver puppies and don't take the time to get the babies accustomed to grooming like she does. And her prices are affordable for the average person. (no I don't know her, i am from CT, but I would consider a puppy if I were looking for one in the future. Too bad she is giving up the shih-tzus) If Aimee really does seem like a puppy you could love, I think you should show the website to your Mom and see what she thinks.
yea, i do like aimee, she defiantly is one pretty pup. It's just that I have only been looking for a puppy for three days now and i just don't want to buy the first puppy I see, I need to really think this through. My family thinks aimee is absolutely adorable as well, i;m not accusing anybody of being a puppy mill or a backyard breeder. I look at her puppies pictures and they look healthy and happy. This is such a hard decision, i'm going to think about it. I need to talk to my parents, It wouldn't hurt to just drive up to missouri and take a look at the puppies, and then make a decision. I sort of like aimee's size now, she is kind of like Angel, inbetween miniature and toy size. I'm being very picky about the dog i choose LOL
Hi I think I found a dog. I have 3 kids ages 6,4,&2. There is a lady needing to find a home for her pomeranian. My kids are totally psyched, but I read somewhere that they are not good with kids. Is and older pom ok?? Anybody have experience with poms?